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New, permanent home for Stockton market
AN HISTORIC market has a new, permanent home.
Stockton market, which can trace its history back 700 years, has been given a new, dedicated space at the southern end of the town’s High Street.
The next step will be the installation of new canopies early next year which will further improve the look and feel of the market.
The renovation of the market and a plan to have lots of specialist markets, is a key part of the thinking behind the multi-million pound regeneration of the High Street.
Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, Councillor Mike Smith, said: "Stockton's 700 year old market is a significant part of the town's heritage and attracts thousands of visitors every week. It is one of the town's unique features and that's why we have made sure it is at the heart of our regeneration programme.
"By providing a dedicated space shoppers will find it easier to look around the stalls and the new style canopies will further improve the shopping experience at the market when they are installed next year.
"I would like to thank the market traders for their patience while the works have been taking place and the council looks forward to continuing to work closely with them to ensure Stockton's market continues to go from strength to strength."
The traditional market moved as the Castlegate Centre's newly extended Spencer Market Hall was officially re-opened, creating even more trading space in the Town Centre.
Stockton Market takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays with a smaller market on a Friday.
Find out more at rediscoverstockton.co.uk.
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