By virtue of a Royal Charter granted to Wolverhampton by King Henry the third in 1258, there is an obligation upon the City Council to hold a weekly market. Now how about that for active history.
Its a piece of history the City Council is proud that exists, and despite the fact that it is a very ancient Law that still is active today, its this Law that gives the legality to market trading. Wolverhampton has been a settlement now for over a thousand years! It will have seen many changes in where a market has been held. But the City has always had a market!
Today there will be a process starting that will ultimately see the moving of the Indoor Market to join the outdoor market in Market Square. The proposals will see up to 70 stalls making up this New interim Wolverhampton Market.
The relocation on Market Square is an interim solution prior to a permanent home for the market being determined as part of discussions with developers for Westside. More conversations and discussions with traders will be required going forward. A timetable to take proposals forward are to be discussed at a City Council Scrutiny Panel this week….