June 16, 2012 Burton Mail by ALEX WAINWRIGHT
FARMERS’ markets are set to be piloted over the summer and autumn in Swadlincote after community leaders backed bold new plans.
Swadlincote High Street will soon host a farmers’ market on the last Thursday of each month after members approved the plans at a meeting of South Derbyshire District Council’s housing and community services committee.
The pilot scheme will be set up by the existing market operator, the Anglo- French contractor Geraud Markets UK Ltd, and if successful will lead to the farmers’ market being a permanent fixture in Swadlincote.
The council hopes that this new move to extend the town’s market to Thursdays will help to further promote the town centre.
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