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Market traders to remain at original home until end of the year

There are plans for the relocated Arnold Market to stay in Eagle Square until the end of the year.

Traders were moved to the square from their original town centre location after 50 years there while the works were carried out on the AMP development, which opened last year.

Gedling Borough Council now plans for the traders to stay at the Eagle Square location, subject to a consultation.

Councillors are being asked to approve plans for the market to remain there until the end of December 2023.

The extension will be discussed at the Environment and Licensing Committee on January 10.

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Arnold Market is made up of 14 stalls trading on Tuesdays, Fridays and
Saturdays selling products including fruit and veg, fashion and butchery.

The new AMP development is home to a wine-tasting experience outlet, a cat and dog accessory and treats store, a cake shop and a delicatessen – as well as the relocated Post Office.

The opening of the new market faced delays which were put down to the pandemic before it officially opened in October 2022.

Council documents stated: “As Members will be aware there has been a complete restructuring of the Arnold Market area with the construction of the AMP.

“During the construction of the AMP, the Arnold Market traders were relocated to the Eagle Square area which has been operating under an existing Street Trading Consent granted by this Committee which expires at the end of
January 2023.

“The Council are currently undertaking a consultation with a view to the permanent relocation of the market to Eagle Square.

“This proposal will provide continuity to the traders and allow for the continued positive impact of the market economically and socially on the primary shopping area and on the town itself.”

The council said that Eagle Square is the “only viable option for the market to continue to operate while the consultation for permanent relocation is undertaken”.

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