The news a farmers’ market will be starting in Burntwood has been welcomed by the leader of Lichfield District Council.
A three month pilot will see the event take place at Sankey’s Corner this summer.
It will be funded from a £20,000 pot to help create more community events across the district.
Cllr Doug Pullen, leader of Lichfield District Council, said he hoped the market would prove popular.
“As a former Burntwood resident I’ve long realised the potential of a farmers’ market in the town, particularly with the extra footfall that it will create for the shops at Sankey’s Corner.
“Hopefully we will also be able to shut down a small section of the Cannock Road for market days too, which will bring a real sense of vibrancy to the area.
“I firmly believe that as a district council we must focus on more than just Lichfield city centre, and this is a very small step in the right direction.
“I look forward to seeing what other community events we can fund across our fantastic district.”