Anger over market redevemopment

Councillors Sue Phillips, David Holland and Tracey Leyland-Jepson, pictured at Mexborough Market where plans have been revealed to transform the outdoor market. Picture: Marie Caley DS1030MC

Councillors Sue Phillips, David Holland and Tracey Leyland-Jepson, pictured at Mexborough Market where plans have been revealed to transform the outdoor market. Picture: Marie Caley DS1030MC

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Plans to transform Mexborough’s outdoor market were thrown into turmoil this week after a survey allegedly showed hundreds of shoppers and the majority of traders are against the scheme.

Work is due to begin this month on a £400, 000 council project to demolish the rigid outdoor stalls on York Square and replace them with gazebo style pop-ups.

Wendy Bailey

Wendy Bailey

But disgruntled stallholders said they have carried out their own survey which revealed just two out of about 40 market traders are in favour of the project. In addition, only 12 shoppers out of about 400 said they supported the scheme in another poll.

 

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