Update: Council leader extends Scunthorpe Market consultation
29 September 2017
North Lincolnshire Council Leader, Cllr Rob Waltham, has extended the consultation on Scunthorpe Market by a further three weeks to give residents, shoppers and traders more opportunity to share their views.
The consultation – which will now finish on Wednesday 25 October – is to seek people’s views and help shape the plan of investment in the market.
The survey asks shoppers about the current usage of the market in Scunthorpe, what types of market they would like to see in the town, where they feel the best location for the market is and what is most important to them about market service.
During the extended consultation, our officers are visiting the market traders to further discuss their views on the direction, location and investment for Scunthorpe’s market. This follows on from a meeting held with the traders on 20 September.
The investment in Scunthorpe Market forms part of the council’s ambitious £60m plans to transform Scunthorpe town centre.
You can have your say by completing the consultation online now.
Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“We want to listen to what all our residents, traders and visitors have to say about the future of their market, so we have extended the deadline to make sure everyone’s views are heard and taken into account.
“The regeneration of the market forms a key part of our £60m investment in Scunthorpe town centre and so it is important we get it right. We want to see a bustling market in a prominent location and our proposed plans would achieve that.
“No decision will be made on the market until after the consultation. I would urge anyone who hasn’t already to take a look at the proposals and complete the online survey so your views can help shape the future of Scunthorpe Market and the wider town centre.”
As you may have seen, consultations are underway for the Scunthorpe Market investment.
The council have a survey online, in which you can express your thoughts on the market, current and future.
The traders and local supporters are requesting your support to protest the possibility the council will move the market outside into a street market. A lot of the traders would prefer to stay put in the location they are now but what do you think? Would you visit more if it re located and had a more modern feel?
Where do you think the market should be?
You can join the SAVE SCUNTHORPE MARKET PAGE
SIGN THE PETITION
The petition info:
Scunthorpe Market is a local institution having been on the same site for over a century serving generations of local people. All traders are housed undercover, North Lincs Council is seeking to move traders outside, this is in some cases impractical and in many impossible due to the volume of stock they have and/ or hygiene considerations. The council also seeks to put the market in two separate locations. This petition seeks to persuade the council to keep the market together under cover and where it is.