Somerset

Public comments wanted on Somerset street markets

Weekly market
Image caption The consultation is aimed at helping to "revitalise" the markets

People from parts of Somerset are being asked what they want from their local street markets.

South Somerset District Council wants to know more about the facilities in Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne, and whether anything could be improved.

The consultation is part of district council plans designed to "revitalise and improve the markets."

People are encouraged to fill in the survey, which can also be found online, before the 15 April deadline.

Teams will also be carrying out street surveys in Chard on 9 April and Ilminster on 14 April.

Council spokeswoman Zoe Harris said: "Street markets have an important role to play in the heritage and economy of our market towns.

"That's why we've set up a Markets Improvement Group with the aim of revitalising them. 

"The results of the survey will be used to produce an action plan, so it is very important that we know what local people want from their markets, and reasons why they may not use them.  

"We hope to get a good response."

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