THUMBS UP: Stallholders celebrate the return of the Byron Bay Artisans Market.
THUMBS UP: Stallholders celebrate the return of the Byron Bay Artisans Market.

Summer markets return

STALLHOLDERS breathed a sigh of relief after Byron Council last week gave the go-ahead for the Byron Artisans Market to be held in Byron Bay's Railway Park over the summer.

The immediate future of the market was clouded because of a delay in completing a new shirewide markets policy and there were fears the market would not be able to be held.

However, the council last week voted to give the Byron Bay Community Association (BBCA), which runs the market, a temporary licence from this Saturday to April 7 next year.

Market co-ordinator Tess Cullen said the decision was a great relief for the 33 stallholders who relied on the market for income over the summer.

Ms Cullen, who said she was "over the moon" with the decision, said the Saturday evening market provided a peaceful space in the middle of town for residents and visitors.


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