Councillors pledged their support to help the St George’s Indoor Market continue to thrive through the economic down turn at this week’s (Wednesday) Full Council meeting.
Stevenage Borough Council has been working closely with members of the Market Traders’ Association and councillors have given the go-ahead to a re-branding of the market to attract new shoppers.
Councillor Joan Lloyd, Executive member for Resources, said, “Stevenage Indoor Market provides a fantastic range of local goods and services and is an important hub for the town, so we want to do everything we can to make sure that it thrives and prospers for the future.
“The current financial climate is hard for all local businesses, so it’s important that we continue to work in partnership with local traders to make sure precautions are in place for tough times.”
Peter Mason, Chair of the Indoor Market Traders’ Association, said, “Many people do not realise that the market is on our doorsteps providing a range of great products and niche services that can’t be found on the high street, so hopefully the re-branding will get the message out. We’re very pleased to have the support of the council.
Between now and Christmas, the Indoor Market is open Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30am until 5:30pm.
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