Councillor Phil Bateman said “We all love living, working, and shopping in Wednesfield. The Village is firmly on the shopping map. But we would like to see more investment and more trade taking place in the High Street.”
He went onto say – “Wednesfield Market is well placed on the High Street with buses coming and going every few minutes through the day. Providing transport reliable and frequent bus services for shoppers. It is perhaps the most intensive of any of the local bus routes operating anywhere in Wolverhampton – It’s a great public transport service that serves both the High Street shops and our long established market.
Many people may have noticed that there are still spaces and stalls available on Wednesfield Market.
If there are people interested in bringing their trade, their venture, to our High Street then perhaps they should contact the City Council now.
So for ease of action here is what you need to know if you intend or would like a market stall in Wednesfield – Any trader wishing to register an interest in the exciting new city centre market should call the Markets Service on 01902 555200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meanwhile in the City of Wolverhampton – Dozens of enquiries have been received from prospective traders interested in being part of the City’s new market on Southside.
The temporary market
City of Wolverhampton Council announced in January the relocation of the market from Market Square – and will be submitting a planning application later this month for the new site fronting Cleveland Street.
It will provide increased footfall from the Wulfrun Centre and transport Interchange, as well as situating the market in a student catchment area.
Enquiries have come in from the likes of bakers, jewellers, hairdressers, children’s clothing and cosmetics retailers, and a variety of world cuisine outlets.
The current city centre traders will have first refusal on obtaining licenses at the new market, which will offer the flexibility to trade from bigger cabins, a secure site, CCTV, integrated lighting and power, free WiFi, canopy covered walkways, as well as comprehensive parking and storage facilities.