Stallholders Refused Entry To Market


Swanage Market traditionally opens on the Tuesday before Easter - today, in fact. Until recently, run by Ensors (who were awarded the tender by Swanage Town Council), the market brings a variety of goods to town every Tuesday. Fresh bread from Bridport, fresh fruit and vegetable, plants, clothing, footwear, cheeses - you name it, you'll usually find it at Swanage Market. Not today, however. At the end of last year, Swanage Town Council decided to offer the market out to tender again, allegedly in the hope of charging even more to the company lucky enough to win the tender. 2013 was a struggle for Ensors to run the market and cover costs during a year when the weather was awful, so it was a great surprise that the council considered remarketing the tender at all.


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Veteran Amputee Visits Swanage On UK Challenge

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Swanage Seafront Works Expanded

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What's On This Week

Grand Spring Bazaar on Easter Monday

Sweet Lowdown

Wareham Camera Club

Swanage Walking Group

Friends of the Mowlem St George's Day Dinner

Langton Matravers Preservation Society

Sports Tournament Night

Purbeck Citizen's Advice Bureau

Archery Achedemy