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17 March 2019, 12:00 | Updated: 17 March 2019, 12:03
Wellingborough Council says they've agreed a permanent move of the town's market; in Orient Way.
It was temporarily relocated back in December - and traders have also given it a thumbs up due to what's considered a more prominent position IN the town.
Wellingborough Council have approved the town's market is to be permanently relocated to Orient Way following positive feedback from market traders of an increase in footfall.
Councillors met market traders in November to discuss the future sustainability of Wellingborough’s market.
The town’s market was temporarily relocated to the pedestrian area between Orient Way and Market Street, in December last year to become more central for visitors and residents. Councillors met with market traders at the end of January and reported feedback from a number of residents now visiting the market due to its more prominent location.
Leader of the council, Cllr Martin Griffiths, said:
"We are committed to investing in our town centre to ensure that it is destination for residents to visit and enjoy. I am delighted that relocating the market has already proven successful and I hope that people continue to use our wonderful local market and support local businesses."
Penny and Julian, who run J & P Fruit and Veg stall and a shop in Higham Ferrers, have been providing fresh produce to residents for more than 30 years, said:
"The move of the stalls has definitely made a difference to us all, we are serving new customers, and it’s great to have the footfall and be seen by the general public."
Residents can now visit a number of stalls offering a whole-host of items every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at Orient Way and the Bric-a-Brac market, which is available every Tuesday in Market Square.