March 16, 2012 Cornish Guardian
LOOE could soon have its own open-air market after Cornwall Council gave approval for stalls in the Rose Garden.
East Looe Town Trustees are asking traders and would-be traders to help shape the town centre market, under the co-ordination of trustee and town councillor Brian Galipeau.
“Our approach is to ensure a level playing field for all, and to listen to potential stallholders,” he said.
“This is an opportunity for existing Looe businesses, well-established traders, and importantly for new start-ups.
“The initiative dovetails with the Cornish Guardian’s Go To Town! campaign, and the acclaimed Portas independent review into the future of our high streets. Among other ideas, she highlights the vibrancy that stalls bring, and wants to make it easier for people to become market traders.”
Mr Galipeau said the plan to strengthen the town centre economy had taken a step forward.
“Before making any formal offers of pitches on the trading site, we are asking potential traders to write in with their own ideas about how to release the strongest trading potential from the site,” he said.
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