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Downham councillors to consider plans for market




A special meeting of Downham’s town council will take place next week to consider proposed changes to the way in which the town’s market is run.

The authority has been consulting on a draft document setting out potential new rules and regulations for the site.

That consultation ended in the last few days.

Councillors will consider proposed new rules for Downham's market this week.
Councillors will consider proposed new rules for Downham's market this week.

And an extraordinary meeting has been called for next Tuesday, August 25, to discuss whether existing byelaws, regulations and licences relating to the market should be revoked and, if so, what to replace them with.

The moves follow fierce controversy earlier this year over how the market was being run when trading resumed following the coronavirus lockdown.

In June , the town council denied claims that it was trying to scrap the market altogether, following criticism from some traders who argued that the social distancing measures imposed to help combat the spread of Covid-19 meant its trade was not financially viable.

Tuesday’s meeting will take place remotely, via Zoom, and is due to start at 7pm.

Agenda papers say members of the public who wish to view the proceedings should email info@DownhamMarketTC.co.uk by 5pm on Monday so a link can be sent to them.



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