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WINSLOW has welcomed a new fishy friend to its monthly farmers’ market.

Selsey Fresh Fish will be taking up one of the stalls at this month’s market after a push by Winslow Town Council.

Winslow mayor, Llew Monger said: “We have made a major breakthough for the Winslow Farmers’ Market by securing Selsey Fresh Fish as a new trader.

“Selsey are a long established fishing business with three boats which go out to sea every day. Whilst the main business is shellfish, including fresh and dressed crab and lobster, they will also bring, depending on season and weather, bass, skate, cod, plaice, sole, red mullet, turbot and home smoked haddock.”

Selsey meets most of the market’s strict traders’ criteria other than being within 30 miles of Winslow, a criterion which would have been impossible to meet.

Mr Monger added the town council had waited until Selsey could join them as they had a high reputation within the farmers’ markets community. The firm’s website can be found at selseyshellfishdirect.co.uk.

He said: “Selsey have been dealing with farmers’ markets for around four years and only attend the best markets so this is further recognition of the ongoing success of Winslow Farmers’ Market.’

The town’s next farmers’ market is being held this Sunday and will include music from nine-piece swing and soul band Down for the Count.

The band was formed in 2005 and was originally based in Winslow. The musicians in the band are now spread between London and Bucks, but are still performing together.

They will also be playing at Winslow Public Hall on December 10. More information on the band can be found at www.downforthecount.co.uk.

This month’s community stall at the market will be run by the Winslow and Community Bus.