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Market will return to traditional home

PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:06 22 October 2010

Dereham Market is to return to its traditional home in the town centre for a trial period. The Friday market will be held in the Market Place for three weeks from Monday July 24 while Cowper Road car park is closed for resurfacing.

Dereham Market is to return to its traditional home in the town centre for a trial period.

The Friday market will be held in the Market Place for three weeks from Monday July 24 while Cowper Road car park is closed for resurfacing.

The dry run is the first step towards a permanent return to the Market Place and will allow authorities to iron out any problems.

Traders have complained of falling sales since the market moved to Cowper Road and have long pushed for it to return to the Market Place.

Town councillors expressed delight at the moves at a meeting yesterday and said the future of the market depended on it returning to its home.

Councillor Michael Fanthorpe said: "It will be revitalised, all the shops will do terribly well and Dereham Market will suddenly become a wonderful place to visit. "It will die a slow and lingering death if it is left where it is."

Mayor of Dereham Ursula Cheetham said: "It is a chance for us to give this a go and see what happens so we can review the situation and any problems that arise."


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