Decision to spend £100k to transform Mansfield market to be reviewed

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The decision to spend £100,000 to transform Mansfield market is to be reviewed, it can be revealed.

The delegated decison by councillor Stewart Rickersey to spend £100,000 on the major market project, which was made on November 13, has been called in today (Friday, November 27).

The decision will now be reviewed on December 9 at a meeting of Select Commission 2. At that meeting the commission will decide whether or not the decision was reasonable and could request that further work be undertaken.

The decision approved:

Purchase of new stalls, canopies, signage and trader name boards

Improved signage and interpretation in and around the Market Place

Encourage new business to the market

Create incubation space for young and new traders

Use of the market square for themed and seasonal events

Locate all stalls to Market Place

Reduce market trading days to five days per week

Review the terms of trading for stall holders including a new pricing structure for pitches

Introduction of branded workwear and name badges for traders

Dedicated promotions to attract more shoppers

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