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Councillors to rethink market revival
12:30pm Friday 9th November 2012 in News
TOTTON councillors are going back to the drawing board in a last-ditch attempt to save the town’s weekly market.
The long-established Wednesday market, held in a car park off Salisbury Road, closed following a sharp drop in the number of stallholders and
It was replaced by a similar attraction in a nearby service road, but that too folded through lack of support.
Members of the town council are meeting later this month to discuss ways of reviving the market. Ideas include holding it on a Saturday and staging it in the shopping precinct.
The issue was raised at a meeting of the planning committee.
Councillor David Harrison said: “I can understand council officers saying they’ve tried many things and they haven’t been successful but the market is an important addition to the town. Most people would like to see it return.
“One day we could have a super market that everyone enjoys because we have tried a lot of different things along the way.”
Councillor Ron Scrivens added: “It’s been a great disappointment to me to see the decline of the market. We should go back to the drawing board.”
The issue will be debated by the policy and resources committee on November 21.