Midsomer Norton set to get market No2
Midsomer Norton could soon boast two new markets.
Designer clothing of yesteryear, antiques and collectables could soon be making a mark at a new monthly "vintique" market planned for the Hollies Garden.
The name, a mixture of vintage and antique, gives a clue to what will be on offer from up to ten stalls.
The suggestion has come from Midsomer Norton Town Council which has been looking at ways to encourage more businesses and shoppers to the town centre and hopes it will be set up before Christmas.
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The existing Thursday market at West Clews will also be seeing investment. It has been running for the past 25 years but in recent years has dwindled to only two stalls, one fruit and veg seller and one butcher.
Greengrocer Andy Payne had approached the council to ask for its support in breathing new life into the market which since the closure of Reg's Veg on the High Street is the only place for shoppers to buy solely fruit and vegetables or meats.
The council will be spending up to £500 promoting the market and hopes to have ten new stalls by March next year, with the aim of encouraging more food sellers and other traders to lease a pitch.
There are also plans to hold a Christmas market offering goods and gifts with a festive theme.
Mayor Paul Myers said: "We have been taking note of some of the great opportunities for more markets in Midsomer Norton."