Hull Council hopes Walton Street Market will reopen at weekend after Town and Country Markets implosion

Walton Street MarketHull  City Council say the city’s Walton Street Market could be back up and running on an interim basis on Sunday.

The twice-weekly market closed earlier this month when troubled operator Town and Country Markets gave up its lease with the city council .

At a full council meeting, deputy leader Daren Hale said an imminent decision to award a temporary operating lease could see the market back open this weekend. He said the process of appointing a long-term operator was also underway.

Cllr Hale said: “This council is absolutely committed to the Walton Street Market re-opening on Wednesdays and Sundays.”

The news will do doubt be welcomed by many traders and shoppers who were sad to see the market close after discovering a notice pinned to the gates after a day of selling.

Earlier this month traders Town and Country Markets posted a signs on the gate at Walton Street. Traders arriving at the market were told:

“We have received notice from our landlord that they no longer want us to operate Walton Street Market, which they are entitled to do under the terms of our lease agreement.”

Hull City Council are currently seeking other market operators to take on Walton Street on a permanent basis.

The market had traded for 20 years and was among the most popular places to shop in Hull.

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