For over 12 months now I have been trying to establish a Farmers' Market on a piece of land near the main Bearwood shopping centre in my Ward. I identified the land, spoke to the market traders to see if they were interested, canvassed local residents for support... and then waited whilst the Council's markets section, Planning dept. and Highways dept. all got involved in a highly convoluted discussion about the suitability of the site, parking arrangements, safety considerations etc.. I began to despair... but today, whilst I am over 1,000 miles away from sunny Sandwell, I've had an e-mail saying the whole thing should get off the ground in the next month. I'm chuffed!