Manningtree Chamber of Commerce launches market takeover bid

A TAKEOVER bid will be launched by Manningtree chamber of commerce in an effort to revamp the town’s “rubbish” market.

The chamber wants to take over the running of the market to help it thrive again.

Chamber chairman Jenine Collier says the town deserves better than the market it currently has.

She said: “As it is at the moment, the market has developed a reputation as nothing more than a small car boot market.

“It only has four stalls if you’re lucky. It’s rubbish.

“The market has been in our town since 1246 and we deserve better than what is on offer at the moment.”

The market is currently run by a local man on Tuesdays and Saturdays at Market Square.

If the chamber presses ahead with its bid it will be considered by Tendring Council and discussed with all parties.

Mrs Collier added: “If we proceed with this we will meet with Tendring Council and make sure we do everything the right way.

“Nothing is set in stone yet, but I think it is massively important to the town that we do something."

Chamber members hope to secure the takeover and launch the new-look market early next year.

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5:04pm Tue 9 Oct 12

Jocal01 says...

Obviously this lady is quoting worst case scenario, she knows very well that saturday market day is full to capacity & if s he bothered to talk to the organiser she would find he is trying hard to find more traders for tuesdays, which is not as easy as she seems to think! If wants to improve local trade she should look at the staff attitudes in some, not all, local shops! Finally perhaps the chamber can explain why they are so intent on closing the present market, instead of working with it
Obviously this lady is quoting worst case scenario, she knows very well that saturday market day is full to capacity & if s he bothered to talk to the organiser she would find he is trying hard to find more traders for tuesdays, which is not as easy as she seems to think! If wants to improve local trade she should look at the staff attitudes in some, not all, local shops! Finally perhaps the chamber can explain why they are so intent on closing the present market, instead of working with it Jocal01
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