Angry traders to confront council bosses over Preston Indoor Market plans

Posted on - 2nd July, 2012 - 8:22am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston Council, Preston News


Candid view of a pie counter in Preston's Indoor Market

Candid view of a pie counter in Preston’s Indoor Market

A campaign to stop proposals to move Preston’s Indoor Market goes before the city council this Thursday.

Market traders are unhappy with plans by Preston City Council to re-locate the indoor market to a new site.

A petition, launched at the end of May, has gathered 1,898 signatures.

This will be presented to the council, triggering a full debate at the Town Hall on Thursday 5 July.

Campaigners will have five minutes to tell councillors why the plans should be scrapped in favour of refurbishing the existing market.

The council had unveiled plans to move traders to the covered fish market, with others moving into the streets around the market.

Council leader Peter Rankin said the existing indoor market would need £5.5m of invest to bring it up to scratch, and a completely new building would cost £14m.

View the petition going to Preston City Council on Thursday.

What do you think should be done with the Indoor Market? Should it be revamped or should it move to a new location? Let us know your views in the comments below

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