Diss Farmers' Market shuts along with meat and fish counter at Tesco
A market town has lost its farmers’ market and meat and fish counter at Tesco, it was announced.
Diss Farmers’ Market, which was held monthly, will no longer take place due to falling numbers, the town council confirmed.
Town clerk Sarah Richards said: “Due to a national change in shopping habits, Diss Town Council has noticed for some time the reducing number of customers to the farmers’ market.
“Following discussions with stallholders, they have made us aware that they will no longer be attending the market.
“While it is disappointing to lose the market, discussions have taken place on the opportunity to reinvent this concept, similar to the continental markets that have visited Diss in the past.”
She added: “It was effective for many years and we would like to thank those traders and supporters who made it a success.”
The council would be keen to support a farmers’ market should there be future interest and would be happy to work with members of the community if they wanted to get involved.
Also no longer open is the Tesco fish and meat counter.
A spokesman said: “Our counter changes have now taken place in store and we have communicated these changes to our customers.
“We have supported colleagues that have been impacted by these changes including, where possible, offering alternative roles.”
This article appeared in the Diss Express on May 24.