February 29, 2012 Evening Telegraph
A COUNCIL is working on a series of plans to revive a dwindling town market.
Members of Kettering Council have agreed to continue to manage their street market in-house, but they also decided to arrange a regular programme of events and speciality markets to try and help boost trade and increase the number of stallholders.
The council took over management of the market after previous operator Hughmark Continental Ltd pulled out in August last year.
Councillors will now give officers the task of drumming up ideas to help boost the market.
Cllr Steve Bellamy, who is on Kettering Council’s executive committee, said members were keen to see improvement.
He said: “We are looking at some very exciting things for the market in the future and hopefully we can get them up and running quickly.
“Ideas could include farmers’ markets and a cultural and entertainment festival.
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