Regular gourmet market would ‘kill’ food festival hopes

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Plans to run a weekly gourmet food market in Sudbury have been rejected by councillors.

Traders who took part in this year’s Taste of Sudbury food and drink festival, had approached the town council about the possibility of running similar events every Sunday on Market Hill.

However, members of the council’s leisure and environment committee said a regular gourmet market would not create enough interest.

“The reason we did so well with the Taste of Sudbury was because it was novel,” said Simon Barrett.

Councillor Lesley Ford-Platt agreed, claiming a weekly market would “kill” the possibility of a food festival next year.

The Taste of Sudbury attracted more than 4,000 visitors when it was held in June.