THE new monthly ‘Frome Super Market’ is back on Sunday and organisers are hoping thousands of shoppers will turn out to support local traders. The town centre will once again be closed off with the high street being transformed into an open-air shopping spectacle, made up of more than 150 independent traders.
Frome, the market town on the edge of the Mendip Hills is no stranger to doing things differently. It was recently described in The Guardian as providing “proof that local people power can get things done” and having “important lessons for other councils”. Frome’s new monthly Super Market is one such initiative: the whole town becomes a market.
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