ePetition details

Stop the closure of Victoria Centre Market

We the undersigned petition the council to We the undersigned request the City Council to undertake the following action: 1. Agree to honour the existing lease of the market to ensure that it remains in its existing location until its expiry in 2072 2. Engage with existing traders and provide flexibility and support in pitch location and facilities 3. Allow new leases to be taken on so that the range and number of open stalls can be expanded

Nottingham City Council are trying to close the Victoria Centre Market claiming the cost of running the market exceeds the revenue obtained from it. The market is, and should be an asset to the people of, and city of Nottingham.
The City Council have prevented new traders from obtaining leases and this is driving footfall down whilst we are trying to revive the city centre post COVID. The market is a lifeline to many people in the city centre and surrounding areas and with the cost of living squeeze is now more vital than ever.
We think that the market should be allowed to remain open, for new leases and lease renegotiation to commence and the council should ensure that the market remains open in its existing location so that it can continue to serve the city for at least the next 50 years. the only reason the market isn’t performing is that the council has banned any new trader joining the market and mismanaged it for some years.

Started by: Stephen Taylor

This ePetition ran from 08/05/2022 to 13/06/2022 and has now finished.

3 people signed this ePetition.