June 14, 2012 The Sentinel
THE future of an historic outdoor market will be protected despite the attraction losing cash, shoppers have been promised.
But council chiefs have ruled that cash-strapped Leek Market will have to make changes in order to survive.
Proposals to roll out a consultation on improving the traditional Wednesday market have been rubber-stamped at a meeting of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.
Councillors believe a possible way to raise income from the market is to move a number of stalls from Market Place to Derby Street.
However, members of yesterday’s cabinet meeting said any scheme to shift all the stalls from the current base is unlikely.
Council leader Sybil Ralphs said: “This market in Leek has operated under charter since the 1200s and there is nothing we are going to do stop that.
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