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Is the indoor market being sold to generate revenue or reduce council costs?

We are not proposing to sell the market. The Council, in full consultation with traders, is looking at leasing out the covered market to secure its long-term future. We want the market to thrive and it needs private investment to enable this to happen. Work to secure a private sector partner is ongoing and has the support of traders. Such an approach, if successful, will improve the quality of the market provision and ensure the council does not need to invest significant sums in the maintenance of the building.

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