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Council’s plans for Wellingborough Market

Published Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Wellingborough Council is committed to reviving the town’s market.

Earlier this year councillors agreed to a request from traders to permanently relocate the market from Market Square to a more central location at Orient Way.

Market traders have seen an increase in footfall due to the new location. With the council sponsored beach event returning to Wellingborough this summer, councillors wanted to ensure that the stalls are utilised and an event space is made available for future events they therefore resolved to remove approximately 20 out of 48 stalls. This will create a space for an array of events in the town, and ensure that there is space for traders in the market square.

Work started to remove 20 of out 48 permanent market stalls on Monday 24 June and is expected to be complete by Friday 28 June.

Leader of the Borough Council of Wellingborough, Cllr Martin Griffiths, said: “We are working with local market traders to do all we can to ensure that the market is used and loved by residents and visitors to the town and the new location makes stalls more central, however, we are currently keeping more than half of stalls in the market square to meet the needs of some traders while allowing space for events.

“We encouraging local traders to showcase their products at the market square this summer, and would like to see local businesses utilising the free stalls throughout the duration of the beach.”

For more information about the market visit: www.wellingborough.gov.uk