ESBC Statement Regarding Burton Market

East Staffordshire Borough Council would like to refute rumours that the Market Hall will be closing down in the near future. The authority is aware of stories and shroud-waving about the demise of the market, and would like to state that this is not the case. After the relocation of the Outdoor Market from the Market Square to Station Street on the 22nd November, the Market Hall, along with the traders who operate there will continue to operate until any potential building works commence in September 2013. The authority would also like to assure shoppers that the brick-built shops will not be demolished until September 2013.

Indoor Market Hall Burton on Trent

Indoor Market Hall Burton on Trent (Photo credit: InBurton)

Bob Marshall, owner of The Model Shop said: “There have been some malicious rumours being spread about the market closing that are outside of our control, and they are impacting heavily on the businesses in the Market.

“We want to let people know that the Market is still here open for business and will be until late next year. We are hoping that by refuting these rumours, and having events such as the Ice Rink, we will bring people back to the Market, and hopefully some new customers too.”

Wendy Newitt, of Woods Fruit & Veg said: “We are all small family run businesses, and we will continue to supply you with your locally sourced quality fresh produce including meat, eggs, cheese, fruit & veg, bread & cakes and fish.

“We will trade in our usual positions until the second phase of the Market Refurbishment takes place, in the latter half of 2013. So we look forward to seeing you in Burton Market Place and on the ice rink”

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