Worksop Market gets colourful new look

L-R Richard Blagg ' town centre manager, councillor Jo White ' cabinet member for regeneration, James Taylor ' Worksop market trader, John Simmonds ' market assistant standing under the new stall awnings at Worksop market
L-R Richard Blagg ' town centre manager, councillor Jo White ' cabinet member for regeneration, James Taylor ' Worksop market trader, John Simmonds ' market assistant standing under the new stall awnings at Worksop market

More than £30,000 has been spent overhaluling Worksop Market’s 100 stalls with new look stands and lighting.

The gold and white stripe tarpaulins were fitted by Bassetlaw District Council after listening to the needs of local traders.

The stalls replace the former dark green covers which were getting tired after 5 years of use.

Alan Peters, a market trader in Worksop for over 46 years, said: “The new stall covers are a big improvement on the previous ones. They are much lighter than the green ones so make the stalls brighter for customers. The fitted lights are also great for displaying stock – especially in the winter when it’s darker.”

Over £30,000 has been spent on the new stall covers, along with fitted lighting for both Worksop and Retford markets.

The stall covers have been specially selected due to their gloss coating which is more protective against dirt and rainwater for extended use.

Paul Mitchell, clothing trader and market representative for Worksop, said: “Many of the traders I’ve spoken to are really pleased with the new covers. As well as being lighter and brighter, the candy stripes make it look like a traditional market town. If the market looks great, the high street looks great – it’s a win-win for traders, shops and ultimately our customers.”

Councillor Jo White, cabinet member for regeneration at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “The Council are again showing their commitment to Worksop and its market town heritage by investing in new equipment for our traders.

“The new stall covers and lighting are a fantastic addition to our high street. Value for money has been considered at every stage, and I hope the new equipment will serve traders well into the future.”