Shrewsbury Town Council is to investigate the possibility of taking over the running of markets in The Square, while also looking to impose a new levy on such events.
The idea of running the markets was floated last night at a meeting of the town council’s finance and general purposes committee, with officers being asked to open discussions with their counterparts at Shropshire Council.
Events in The Square are currently managed by Shropshire Council, running as a ‘rival’ offer to the Shrewsbury Market Hall, which is operated by the town authority. The town council has market rights, granted by Royal Charter, which means it can seek legal protection from other rival markets.
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