What would be your ideal market in Kidderminster? Do specialist foods whet your appetite or maybe a vintage clothes stall would put a spring in your step?
These are the sort of questions the council is asking you to consider in its consultation on the future provision for Kidderminster market.
As part of the regeneration of Kidderminster Town Centre, as well as the £2m investment in the new public realm, the Council is looking at ways to improve the outdoor market that is run on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Panel is involved with this review and is focusing on how the market fits into the regeneration programme for the town. Your views are sought to contribute to this review.
Cllr Helen Dyke, Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Panel said,
“The current market has been operating since 2006 and we know it is valued by residents, visitors and of course the traders themselves. We are now looking to the future and want to ensure that we are creating a market that people want to visit and that takes into account the changing look and feel of Kidderminster as a place. We urge everyone to get involved with this consultation and let us know what you think as well as contributing ideas that you may have picked up when visiting other towns.”
The Kidderminster Market consultation asks about the ideal location, frequency, timings, and the type of stalls that should be included in the future market. Please take a few moments to complete this survey online as the feedback will inform recommendations to Council. You can also pick up a paper copy of the survey at the Kidderminster Hub in the Town Hall, Swan Centre and Wyre Forest House at Finepoint. The closing date for this survey is Friday 4 September at 5pm.