February 6, 2012 Harborough Mail
*UPDATE* 15th February
ANGRY traders rounded on the leader of Harborough District Council after he paid an impromptu visit to the indoor Market Hall.
Cllr Michael Rook went to Harborough’s Northampton Road market after learning some traders had put up posters calling on him to resign.
But it led to a confrontation with several traders, angry over council proposals to move the market to Fox Yard.
The council revealed last month it wants to investigate plans to secure a big-name retailer for the Market Hall building, to fund the regeneration of its headquarters in Adam and Eve Street.
But traders have vowed not to move to Fox Yard and have launched a new petition calling on Cllr Rook to resign.
Cllr Rook said: “I went in because there were posters suggesting I should resign. My view is we have a democratic process and I’m very happy to stand or fall in the ballot box. I wanted to say if this is the level of their argument it’s a pretty poor one.
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February 15, 2012 Leicester Mercury
Have say on town centre future
People are being given the chance to have their say on future plans to shape Market Harborough town centre.
Harborough District Council wants to relocate the 19-year-old indoor market, in Northampton Road, and bring in a national chain shop to the building.
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