LURGAN market plans have been scrapped this year and cash allocated towards setting it up have been redirected to promoting other events including ‘the strong cafe culture’.
Despite calls that a market should be set up ‘pronto’, Craigavon Borough Council has decided to abandon even a Christmas market for Lurgan this year.
Plans for a one-off market for Lurgan in September were lambasted by some councillors who saw the £20,000 bill too exorbitant.
Councillors felt that a more long-term strategy should be considered.
A spokesperson for Craigavon Council said: “A one-off market event was discussed. However members decided that such an event would be more appropriate as a launch event to the longer term market when it is subsequently set up.
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