FUW supports calls for new multi-purpose agri-hub and market at Cowbridge

The FUW has been at the heart of discussions to bring back a mart to Cowbridge as well as creating a multi-purpose resource which will not only benefit the farming community, but the much wider area as well.

It is widely accepted that the heart of our agricultural and rural communities is a livestock market, and Cowbridge was no exception. Known as a market town for 750 years, Cowbridge benefitted from farmers and their families visiting the town to carry out their weekly business-calling in at the feed merchants, doing their grocery shopping as well as the important trip to the bank whilst carrying out the business of buying and selling their livestock at the weekly market.

The effects of the closure of the Livestock Market in Cowbridge were felt across a wide area but especially by the local communities, with the loss of trade to high street businesses and the subsequent banking facilities closing and after years of selling livestock the market has now been demolished and is now used as a carpark.

FUW member Charlotte Llewellyn of Cefncolstyn Farm, Pentyrch said: