Alcester could become a true market town again - The Redditch Standard

Alcester could become a true market town again

Redditch Editorial 11th Sep, 2014 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016   0

PLANS are in the pipeline to bring back a regular market to Alcester.

Members of Alcester Town Council agreed to start negotiations for a quarterly market as of November this year at a meeting on Tuesday (September 2).

Under the proposals Alcester Community Trust will begin talks with LSD Promotions which are responsible for markets across the country including in Bromsgrove, Stratford and Oxford.

Coun Steve Payne said they were still in discussions about whether it would run on a Saturday and Sunday, but it would most likely going to be on the High Street, which would mean the road being closed.

Members had also talked about holding it quarterly to alleviate traffic issues, as well as holding a night market instead.

Businesses owners in the town were also sent a survey about the plans and 70 per cent of those who replied supported the idea of bringing a market back.

There would be about 70 stalls all selling arts and crafts and local businesses and traders would be involved.

He said: “We want to increase footfall to the High Street and the businesses.

“It will make people aware of Alcester as a market town again. We can put the ‘market’ back into market town.”

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