We should be in market for a change
WITH Royston High Street looking increasingly sad, and with a rising interest in local food and building community spirit in these difficult times, how about converting the former Woolworths premises into a modern farmers supermarket? It could be owned
WITH Royston High Street looking increasingly sad, and with a rising interest in local food and building community spirit in these difficult times, how about converting the former Woolworths premises into a modern farmers' supermarket?
It could be owned and controlled at a local level with the support of the local authority.
The space could initially be used for selling locally-grown produce, and later include locally produced goods.
Local food producers could share refrigeration, storage, cash handling and marketing - gaining a prominent daily foothold in the High Street and benefiting from some economies of scale.
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The idea is not new - Exeter claimed to have had the first farmers supermarket back in 2002 - but this may be just the injection of community enterprise that Royston town centre needs right now.
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