Observer’s delight that farmers’ market move is on the agenda

Our independent columnist Observer delights in the town council planning to discuss getting the farmers’ market moved to the High Street and says councillors were right give a community warden idea the boot.

You cannot imagine my delight when I saw Uckfield Town Council is to formally consider working to get the monthly farmers’ market moved to the High Street.

I put forward the idea last month for two reasons:

  1. The market languishes at the moment at the far end of the Luxford car park during the roadworks and in its former position takes up parking spaces close to the shops
  2. A market in the High Street should boost business for both stallholders and shopkeepers. It should give the town a real buzz.

Yes, anyone can point to snags but, as I said at the time, a bit of goodwill and imagination can solve these problems.

Uckfield needs solutions and I trust the town council will make the right decision on Monday.

The town does have a “can do” spirit – go for it.

Community wardens

I am glad the town council decided not to get involved with the community warden project being put forward by the police and crime commissioner.

Such wardens have no powers over parking or, seemingly, anything else for that matter.

The uniformed presence that Uckfield needs is from police officers and, maybe, PCSOs – although they seem to have now disappeared from the town.

The Chief Constable appears not to want the police to enforce parking restrictions. Why?

AND FINALLY…please try and support Uckfield Festival Big Day and Parade

See also:

Tips for shopping in Uckfield during July

Uckfield trains – good news on revised timetable and Govia executives get a grilling

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