A challenge for the new Labour Council
Labour will govern in minority in Leeds City Council with support from two Green councillors. When in opposition, Labour councillors were quick to criticise the decline of the Market under the previous coalition and supported both the market traders and our campaign group. Now is the time for them to turn words into meaningful action.
Friends of Leeds Kirkgate Market challenges the new Council to meet key demands to help secure the future of the Market:
Significant rent reduction
Immediate appointment of a new Market manager with a proven track record
Re-invest the market’s £1m plus annual surplus into urgent repairs
Put the traders and their expertise at the heart of Market strategy and decision making