CLEOBURY Mortimer was buzzing on its busiest day of the year so far.

It was Easter Saturday and also the first anniversary of the local farmers’ and produce markets.

This has proved highly successful after being introduced in a bid to encourage people travelling from the West Midlands to Ludlow and mid-Wales to stop off in the town.

Another special feature is that the market is based in and around St Mary’s Church with some of the pews turned into temporary market stalls.

Linked to the birthday celebrations was a window dressing competition for local shops with the Seven Hospice, that has been in the town for 25 years, taking part.

The Parent Teacher Association at Lacon Childe School in Cleobury Mortimer also got in on the act with a fund raising stall offering a prize of chocolate goodies.

People in the town also had a chance to have a say on future projects in Cleobury Mortimer.

The parish council organised an exhibition in the market hall where there was a chance for residents to find out more about some of the schemes looking for financial support.

Included in these are a project to improve facilities at the Sports and Social Club and a scheme from the Youth Forum.

People had the opportunity to vote on the three projects that they consider most deserving of support.