By Claire Harrison
It has been branded a ‘finger in the air’ plan.
Fears for stall holders’ livelihoods were raised over plans which could see Nuneaton’s market privatised.
There are concerns growing about Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council’s plans to ‘externalise’ Nuneaton market.
The Town Hall says it needs to find almost £1m in 2019/20 and that reviewing options to no longer run the market, and get an outside company to do so, could save thousands.
But councillor Clare Golby, deputy leader of the Conservatives, questioned how the council would save the proposed £18,000 if it was only to review all of the options.
“What do we want from this, how are we going to achieve the savings? It is a ‘finger in the air job’, you can’t run a budget on a ‘finger in the air’,” Cllr Golby said at a cabinet meeting.
“I would be interested to find out more about that because that directly affects people’s livelihoods.
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