Concerns raised over Swaffham farmers’ market

The Buttercross in Swaffham. ENGANL00120140402155632
The Buttercross in Swaffham. ENGANL00120140402155632

Officials have defended Swaffham’s re-launched farmers’ market, amid concerns over a perceived lack of stalls.

The issue was raised at last Wednesday’s town council meeting, when Steve Allen reported seeing “disgruntled” shoppers the previous weekend, when only three stalls were present.

He said: “People feel they’re being led here under false pretences because there’s only three stalls.”

The market was only revived last month and town clerk Richard Bishop pleaded for patience.

He said: “We have got to build it up from something small.”

But Sheila Lister suggested that the farmers’ market stalls should be placed around the Buttercross in a bid to make it more attractive.