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MORE MARKETS: Talks with traders to discuss holding more market days in St Albans

 Published on: 31st March 2024   |   By: Panayiota Demosthenous   |   Category: Uncategorized

Plans to hold extra small-scale markets throughout the week in St Albans city centre are to be discussed with traders.

St Albans City & District Council manages the award-winning Charter Market, which takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays and has shown considerable growth since the COVID-19 pandemic.

At a meeting with the council’s Strategy and Resources Committee on Thursday, March 7, a suggestion to allow smaller markets of up to 10 traders on the other days of the week was raised.

Councillors decided to put the plans on hold until June while conversations were held with those who will be most affected. Residents will also be invited to share their views.

Councillor Chris White, Leader of the council and chair of the committee, said: “We want to make sure that our plans will get the support as far as possible of everyone involved, particularly our wonderful traders who contribute so much to the economy as well as the vibrancy of the city centre.

“I will be talking personally to the street traders, explaining our amended plans, taking on board feedback and deciding on the best way forward.”

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