A snippet caught my eye whilst reading last week’s Reporter. (21 Nov’ 2013)
It carried a letter from a prolific, yet totally unoffending correspondent, whose innocent account of her travelling jaunts, has once again high-lighted the obvious chink in the council’s argument that the Metro will boost trade in Ashton.
Ashton Market currently has 140 stalls.
Bury, on the other hand boasts 370 stalls, that’s over 2.5 times more to offer, which could explain why Bury welcomes over 250,000 shoppers every week!
In order to remedy this, our councillors are planning to spend £4.5 million
Ashton’s historic market ground.
Unfortunately, the plan so far includes reducing the number of traditional free standing outside stalls to 50, supported by 6 pop-up stalls and 7 Kiosks.
– A shopaholic’s dream, if ever I saw one!