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Northampton Market to be refreshed this autumn

Published: Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Works to refresh the look and feel of Northampton Market has begun!

The improvement works, which started on Sunday, 17 September, include widening the east aisle of the market and replacing the current stall coverings.

The changes have come following suggestions and consultations with traders and a National Association of British Market Authorities review, which supported ideas to brighten the area. These are designed to open up the centre of the market and make it a more attractive environment for prospective traders and shoppers.

The works will continue over the next few weeks, on non-market days, Sundays and Mondays, to cause as little disruption as possible and will be completed by mid-October.

Cllr Phil Larratt, Deputy Leader of the Council, said: “We’re really proud of our town’s market, which is why we are investing in improvements to make it an attractive environment to trade and shop in.

“We consulted with traders before the works began to enable them to input their ideas, and to ensure that anyone being relocated as part of the works is happy with the position of their stall within the new market design.

“We look forward to unveiling a brighter and more spacious market square in weeks to come.”