March 6, 2012 Peterborough Today
PETERBOROUGH’S historic market needs urgent investment to improve footfall, according to traders.
The covered market, in Laxton Square, invited Shailesh Vara, MP for North West Cambridgeshire, for a guided tour on Saturday.
Traders, management and the Friends of Peterborough Market voiced their concerns ranging from investment to problems with the cleaning.
Mr Vara said: “This is a vibrant market which has the potential to be even better with more stalls.
“I would encourage as many people as possible to come and see the wide ranges of items on sale, from food – including fresh fruit and veg, fish and bakery products – to hardware and clothes.”
He added that he will arrange a meeting with Peterborough city councillor David Seaton, cabinet member for resources, to discuss the market’s future.
Di Newman, from the friends group, said the main issues facing the market, which has a charter dating back to the 10th Century, were cleaning and the noticeboards.
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