Decision Maker: Health and Housing
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Director of Economic Development and Planning submitted a report for Committee to consider the potential options that the Council has in undertaking improvements to the existing Clitheroe Market.
The report reminded members that in 2019 Committee considered options in revamping the existing market using the existing allocated capital fund of £175,000. The report detailed the options considered, and the improvements that had been actioned prior to the Covid-19 Pandemic and confirmed that £78,600 remained in the budget for improvements.
In March 2021 Committee resolved that Officers investigate options to replace the existing stalls with modern market cabins and consider options for improving the visual appearance of the bin storage area.
Following investigation and feedback from several companies and market traders, the report proposed that external advice was sought from a company that specialised in market improvements and developments, noting the benefits that this would provide.
Members were reminded that the Market Liaison Group had been re-established between officer and traders, and that the next meeting had been held earlier that day. The report noted the suggestions that had been put forward by a market trader following the previous meeting.
It was suggested that the market development should come under the remit of the Economic Development Committee.
RESOLVED THAT COMMITTEE:
1. Officers seeking quotes from companies who specialise in improving and developing markets, with a track record of successful outcomes, to establishing a strategic way forward for enhancing Clitheroe Market.
2. Authorise Officers to procure the services of the cheapest quote (or the one which is the most economically advantageous) up to a value of £20,000.
Report author: Marshal Scott
Publication date: 09/06/2022
Date of decision: 09/06/2022
Decided at meeting: 09/06/2022 - Health and Housing