Dan the fish man is back on his spot
POPULAR local character Dan the Fish will soon be back in his normal spot in Mill Street, Bideford. After 10 years making a weekly stop with his fresh fish barrow outside the former Somerfield store, Dan was asked to move on after the store was taken over
POPULAR local character Dan the Fish will soon be back in his normal spot in Mill Street, Bideford.
After 10 years making a weekly stop with his fresh fish barrow outside the former Somerfield store, Dan was asked to move on after the store was taken over by the Co-op.
Another spot was found for him in Jubilee Square.
But now an agreement has been reached and Dan will be back.
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He will be paying a small rental for his site and the store will be contributing a similar amount, with the money going to Clovelly lifeboat, said Dan, a former crewman and now the lifeboat's press officer.
A spokesperson for The Co-operative Group said: "It was always our intention to meet up with Mr Garnett to discuss the situation properly with him. Now we've had a chance to talk things through with him, we're pleased to confirm that he will continue to trade outside our store on Friday mornings.
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"Moreover, we will be working together on a variety of community projects that will benefit our mutual customer base. These include chef's kitchens with demonstrations and tastings, as well as educational workshops with local schools.
"We have also agreed that Mr Garnett will pay a nominal fee to trade on the site, which will be matched by The Co-operative and then donated to the local RNLI.