March 14, 2012 Jarrow and Hebburn Gazette
‘MEDITERRANEAN-style’ markets could be heading to South Shields.
Stallholders may soon be off to the beach as radical new ways of reviving the shopping tradition are explored.
Council officers are attempting to look ‘outside the box’ in a bid to restore the market to its former glory.
And among plans being explored are specialised markets away from the town’s Market Place.
Colin Kennedy, the council’s central services manager, said: “When people go abroad and are lying on foreign beaches, they are used to market stalls nearby.
“We are looking at the potential of markets around our coastal areas.”
Also under consideration are stalls within the town’s Gypsies Green Stadium.
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Reading through the article, it is interesting to note the challenge coming from the EU in relation to market charters.
By abolishing this rule, would it not offer more freedom to market operators, who until now had very restrictive requirements placed on them in regard to the location of a market?
By removing this barrier, we may finally start to see the establishment of markets in the right location, and not just established in the wrong spot because of a charter that has been in existance for centuries.
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