March 6, 2012 Lutterworth Mail
A SOCIETY which has been working to protect Harborough’s heritage for more than 50 years has come out strongly against council proposals to move the market.
Market Harborough Civic Society describes the plans as untenable and accuses Harborough District Council of using the scheme as a ‘smoke-screen’ to cover up financial failings.
Its objections are listed in a strongly worded letter sent to Harborough District Council’s chief executive Anna Graves.
In the 900-word letter, copied to the Mail, the Civic Society’s planning committee chairman John Tillotson:
*Slams the proposed closure of the Market Hall as a venue for traders and calls instead for its revitalisation.
*Describes the suggested new venue for stallholders at Fox Yard as a ‘dismal back yard’ which would put an end to the market in Harborough.
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