Residents, shoppers and traders given another chance to have their say on future of Scunthorpe market

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 3 Oct 2017

Residents, shoppers and traders have been given another chance to have their say over the future of Scunthorpe Market.

Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, Rob Waltham, has extended the Scunthorpe Market consultation by three weeks.

The consultation – which will now finish on Wednesday, October 25 – 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, council 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 September 20.

The investment in Scunthorpe Market forms part of the council’s ambitious £60 million plans to transform Scunthorpe town centre.

You can have your say online now by completing the consultation on northlincs.gov.uk/current-consultations

Mr Waltham 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."

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