Quotes and excerpts from councillors and other Stroud notables

We then move on to public question time., we do have questions this evening. And the first question is from Mr Gerbrands. Is Mr Gerbrands available to ask the question? OK, thank you, he's not here. So in that case I'll read out the answer - I'll read out the question and then the answer. My Gerbrands asks 'What, in the opinion of Stroud District Council', has made Stroud Farmers market so successful. And the response is "It has been widely recognised that Stroud farmers market is extremely popular with customers, and reflects the increasing popularity of farmers markets generally. Some of the reasons for this are set out in the report and its appendices. Opinions on why the market is successful will vary and it will be many things to many people. But keys to the success of any market include atmosphere product, location,, and the support and involvement of all the local community. move on to the second question from mr David casper, who we have three questions from, and I would ask David to come forward to the microphone to ask the first question.

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