East Staffordshire Borough Council has today announced plans to relocate the outdoor market in Burton Town Centre from Station Street to the Market Place.

The Market Place Burton on Trent

The Market Place Burton on Trent (Photo credit: InBurton)

Over the last few weeks, the Council has spoken to various stakeholders including outdoor and indoor market traders, shop keepers on Station Street and the Market Place and customers to see if they wanted the outdoor market to move back to the Market Place.

The results of the consultation were that the majority of respondents (66.67%) were in favour of the market relocating to the Market Place.

Following further discussions between Councillor Robert Hardwick and the Outdoor Traders it has been decided by the Council that the Outdoor Market will relocate and return to the Market Place.

Councillor Robert Hardwick, Deputy Leader for Cultural Services, said: “As soon as the newly refurbished market hall opened many people asked if the outdoor market could move back to the Market Place.”

“The Council has listened to these requests and has sought the opinions of key stakeholders in the town, the majority of which would like to see the outdoor market move back to the Market Place.

“Moving the outdoor market back to the Market Place will further enhance appeal of the new market hall, attracting more traders and customers. All of which contributes to a more a vibrant town centre.”

Emma Whittaker of Aiden’s Books located on the outdoor market said: “I’m so glad a decision has been made. As a result of moving back I will now be having 3 stalls on each Market Day.”

Mindi who runs the clothing stall on the outdoor market commented: “I fully support the move and I really like the idea of the outdoor market stalls and the Market Hall being back together again.”

Liz Horsey of Kandy Factory who are located at the Market Hall added: “We are delighted to hear the outside market is returning to Burton’s Market Place. It brings all the stalls back together again. It will also hopefully continue the positive momentum underway now to re-establish the Market Hall as a vibrant asset for the town.”