£4m boost for market
WIGAN council will spend £4 million transforming the town’s struggling market.
The market could relocate to a more central and accessible location as part of the investment, which will link with wider efforts to regenerate the town centre.
Public wi-fi, more seats and signage, a new lick of paint for vacant units and themed markets have been promised for the existing market hall.
But for stallholders seeking cheaper rents, the investment has fallen short of expectations. Wigan council had been asked to consider dropping the fees by 30 per cent, but traders were told by letter on Monday that a reduction in rents was not financially viable.