PLANS to move a weekly market back into Southend town centre have been revived.
Southend Council officials are seeking traders’ and shoppers’ views on bringing back a regualr market.
The town’s previous market, in York Road, closed in January after the number of stallholders fell to just a handful.
Tory council leaders originally opposed the idea of a market in the High Street, despite a 1,600-signature petition collected by Independent council members.
They seem to have changed their minds, after the idea was welcomed by traders and market stallholders. A full council meeting was expected to back moves last night to start formal consultations.
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