April 3, 2012 This is The West Country
FUNDING for a monthly farmers’ market in Burnham has been axed by town councillors this week over fears of competition against High Street traders.
Somerset Farmers Markets has received £1,000 for the last four years, but the council agreed at its monthly meeting not to give a reduced grant of £500.
Cllr Helen Groves added: “It’s in direct competition with many traders, whom we are not subsidising. There is no provable benefit to the people in the town.
“Our primary duty has to be how that we spend money for the wider benefit of the community.”
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