Town council to explore takeover of Mablethorpe market

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MABLETHORPE Town Council continue to explore the idea of taking over the running of Mablethorpe’s weekly market.

A task and finish group of six councillors, led by proposer Coun Tony Howard, held its first meeting on Tuesday.

They will bring in people from outside of local politics to help form their decision.

The idea was mooted by East Lindsey District Council to find a ‘local management solution’ which the town council hopes will allow the market to remain on a Thursday.

Town clerk Jennie Cooper said: “Though this needs to be dealt with quickly, I’ve warned the group to be careful not to make any rash decisions, all aspects need to be looked at.”

East Lindsey District Council want to move the market to a Tuesday to deal with a logistical change of going down from two lorries to one, an idea met with fervent opposition by traders.

Traders in Alford have also voiced their concerns that a Tuesday market would impact on their own market on the same day and are due to hold a public meeting tomorrow (Thursday) at the Corn Exchange.