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Have your say on market plan

Posted onPosted on 8th Apr

Mansfield District Council is urging more people to take part in the market consultation before it closes on Friday, 18th April 2014.

The survey, which is seeking feedback on proposals for the future layout and number of days that Mansfield market operates, was launched on 24th March and has already received almost 800 responses.

Initial consultation was carried out last year with local businesses, market traders and shoppers to gain feedback on the market and suggestions about how it could be improved.

As a result of this consultation and work carried out by Select Commission 2, the council has drawn up a number of proposals for shoppers, members of the public, existing and previous traders, businesses and partners to comment on.

The survey can be completed online at or copies are available from the market, Town Hall in the Market Place, library on West Gate and Civic Centre on Chesterfield Road South.

Surveys which have not been completed online must be posted in one of the boxes located at the Town Hall, Civic Centre or library, or sent to Mansfield District Council, Marketing and Communications, Civic Centre, Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield NG19 7BH.

The views of all those taking part in the consultation will be included in the final delegated decision report about the future delivery of Mansfield market, which is expected to be taken later this year by Coun Kate Allsop, portfolio holder for economic regeneration at Mansfield District Council.

The proposals being considered are part of a strategy to help revitalise the market, which also includes the introduction of incentives for new and existing traders, events and specialist markets, improvements to the appearance of the market, increased marketing to shoppers and potential traders, a simplified application process and better communication with traders.

Coun Allsop said: “It is important that as many people as possible take part in this consultation and have their say on the future of the market.

“The feedback we receive will shape the improvement strategy for the market, which will help ensure that we have a thriving market at the heart of our town centre.”