January 26, 2012 Chad.co.uk
COUNCILLORS are set to consider a range of recommendations about how to revive the fortunes of Ashfield’s ailing markets following discussions between market traders, council members and council officers.
Poor signage, empty stalls and a lack of promotion of the markets are just some of the areas highlighted as needing improvement if the district’s markets are going to survive.
Ashfield District Counci’s Scruntiny Panel B has been conducting a review of the markets in Sutton, Kirkby and Hucknall, and has put together an approved list of recommendations for the Cabinet to consider.
Market traders packed out the committee room at last week’s panel meeting to express their views on the state of the markets and discuss what needs to be done.
The need for better signage, pointing shoppers in the direction of a market, was agreed to be very important, with promotion and advertising also key to ensuring long-term viability.
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