Cannock Chase Council’s Cabinet have given the go-ahead for a consultation in relation to the indoor market in Cannock.
The public consultation will ask market traders and local people to have their say on the future of the indoor market in Cannock.
The indoor market has struggled in recent years with a decline in the number of traders and footfall and the Council is keen to increase the vibrancy of the town centre. Therefore, the Council needs to look at alternative options for the indoor market.
The consultation will run from 3 – 31 October with Council officers conducting surveys in Cannock town centre on the following dates:
Tuesday 8 October
Thursday 17 October
Saturday 19 October
Friday 25 October
The consultation proposes two options:
(1) moving the Tuesday and Friday market (operated within the Indoor Market Hall) to a street market (and to stop holding any market on Thursday and Saturday);
(2) moving the (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday) market (operated within the Indoor Market Hall) to the Prince of Wales Market Hall (and to stop holding any market on Thursday).
Councillor Gordon Alcott, Deputy Leader and Town Centre Regeneration Portfolio Leader said “The Council is seeking the view of market traders and the public for the viability of the future of the indoor market in Cannock. The indoor market has seen a decline in traders and footfall over the last few years, despite the money invested in the re-launch and the ongoing promotion. This four week consultation will allow us to understand the appetite for the indoor market and whether traders should move into the Prince of Wales Market Hall or with the current street market.”
If you would like to make a comment but are unable to attend on the above mentioned dates please call 01543 464523 to register your views.