Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is exploring ways to build on the success of its fortnightly farmers’ market in Royal Tunbridge Wells and would like to hear what shoppers and market traders think.
Since 1999 the market, which is organised and run by the council, has set up outside the town hall on the second and fourth Saturday of the month. Fresh, local produce has always been one of the characteristics of the market and many customers are repeat visitors because of this.
Councillor Jane March, Cabinet member with responsibility for Tourism, Leisure and Economic Development said: ‘We are only in the very early stages of thinking about the market and there are no firm plans but it’s important that we involve people now.’
The council is intending to survey existing stallholders and speak to customers to see how they think the market could be developed. In the meantime anyone wishing to have their say is asked to email email@example.com.