Council confirm market date

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WORKSOP market will move to its new home on Bridge Street on Wednesday February 16th.

The eagerly-anticipated switch is part of Bassetlaw Council’s bid to regenerate the town centre and preserve the market’s long-term future.

The market will continue to run three days a week, with all current contracted market trader allocated pitches.

Coun Terry Yates, cabinet member for finance and property, said the market will bring benefits to both local shopkeepers and market traders.

He added: “The market move will bring about an increase in footfall for the top of town and this move will help make Worksop market more attractive to market traders.”

“Our Wednesday market is now full and interest in Friday and Saturday pitches is up by 30 per cent.”

The £500,000 market shop on Bridge Street – Number 73 – will be used to house stalls, provide wash facilities and act as a base.

The council have ensured work has taken place over the winter ahead of the move, with the production of new market stalls and the removal of old street furniture.

To accommodate those trading from vehicles and providing refreshments, there will be a food area outside the town hall.

Director of community services Mark Ladyman said: “We are all set to move on the 16th February and over the next few weeks we will be carrying out a series of dummy runs as we look to be as prepared as possible.”

“I’d like to thank our market traders for their input, patience and ideas throughout this process.”

“I hope that people will continue to support Worksop Market in its new location and that we see growth so that all three market days thrive and prosper.”