Seating extension for Chorley Markets on hold until New Year
The extension of a seating area within Chorley Markets has been put on ice until next year so as not to disrupt trade over Christmas.
Councillor Peter Wilson, Deputy Leader of Chorley Council said: “The further development of the seating area within Chorley’s covered market will continue in early 2022.
"We have a budget allocated to this next phase of work, which is part of the £750k investment into the markets which has also included redecoration, new facias, new entrances and extensive renovation work to the award winning toilets, which have happened over the last year and the market is looking fantastic.
“In order to progress the next phase there is likely to be some level of disruption, combined with not wanting to take the risk of the work being incomplete for Christmas, we decided to delay so that traders can make the most of the festive period – their busiest time of year."
He added: “Chorley Market continues to be a focal point of Chorley with an array of fantastic traders who provide quality products, plus we have some fantastic places to eat and drink. For example, The Bob Inn which has just made the CAMRA good beer guide for 2022 sixth year in a row.
“The planned improvements to the market will support the town centre economy, reflecting the changes in visitor behaviour giving them more reason to visit the town centre.”