£4m boost for mar­ket

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

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.

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