Mayor set to launch new look market

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Rotherham’s new extended market is to be officially launched by the town’s mayor at 1pm today.

Coun Maggi Clark, will cut the ribbon at the market on Effingham Street, which is increasing from 62 stalls to 95 and will extend into Effingham Square.

In 2002 the street market in Rotherham was extended from 40 to 62 stalls and in 2012 it won the NABMA national award for the Best Outdoor Market.

Now Rotherham Council has extended the market again from 62 to 95 stalls - there are also an additional 14 promotional pitch areas.

Traders can rent a stall from as little as £10, and there is already a waiting list of traders wanting extra stalls.

Coun Denise Lelliott, Rotherham Council’s cabinet member for housing and the local economy, said it was a ‘marvellous day’ for traders and shoppers in Rotherham.

She said: “Tuesdays used to be very quiet in Rotherham but now they are one of the busiest days of the week. 
“This latest investment in the street market by the council will give even more choice and value for money for visitors to the town centre.”