VISITORS flocked to Porlock today (June 5) to help support the high street.

A series of pop-up events are being planned to help the town recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to funding from Somerset West and Taunton Council.

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And the initiative began today with a number of stalls along the high street where people were able to buy and swap plants, find information about community projects such as Plastic Free Porlock Vale, bring and take items at a freecycle table and more.

Children were raising money towards the repair of the church clock by selling home-cut flowers outside St Dubricius Church.

Somerset County Gazette: MARKET DAY: Lin Littlefield

The events are being organised by Porlock High Street Support Group.

Sarah Shorten, who heads the events team, said: “The series of six events will take place every first Saturday of the month, always with a focus on the high street.

"Each event will have a different theme, such as music or wellbeing, encouraging locals and visitors to rediscover a High Street and traders that are vibrant and authentic.”

Somerset County Gazette: HIGH STREET: Jane Varneckas promoting recycling and upcycling, with Kay Waite running her stall on behalf of MacMillan

Somerset County Gazette: STALL: Daniel Lynam, director of Manor From Heaven

Somerset County Gazette: DRINK: Rob Plummer and Malcolm Sage from Porlock Community Orchard Group

Somerset County Gazette: DAY OUT: Stephen Colson and Robert Schmidt, from Reduce, Re-use, Recycle, Repair

Somerset County Gazette: FUN: Adam Reed and Leighanne Beart with Skye and Forest Reed

Somerset County Gazette: HIGH STREET SUPPORT: Julia Edmonds, from Minehead Polar Bears, and Duncan McCanus, chairman of Porlock High Street Support Group

Somerset County Gazette: PORLOCK MARKET: Andrew and Joseph Mallinson, from Allerford Community Orchard