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FoLKM invited as witness to Council’s inquiry into the Market on 7th of December

December 3, 2010

Friends of Leeds Kirkgate Market has been invited to give evidence to Leeds City Council’s “City Development  Scrutiny Board” which is starting an inquiry into the Market. More information on the origins of this inquiry can be read in our previous post here.The Inquiry is open to the public and will take place over 3 days (more information below). The first session in which Friends of Leeds Kirkgate Market will give evidence is on the 7th of December at 10am.

Come along to hear what the council and traders have to say about the future of the Market

The Scrutiny Board which is chaired by Councillor John Procter has  defined the scope of the inquiry to be:

a) identify the economic and social benefits of Kirkgate Market, the current issues and financial position of the market.
b) consider the results of the condition survey of Kirkgate Market, the capital investment required in the short, medium and long-term and the options available to the Council concerning the future of the market.
c) contribute to the development of strategy and action plan for Kirkgate Market.
d) contribute to the development of a strong marketing strategy for Kirkgate Market.
e)consider the outcome of the independent rent review.
f)what resources and other support would be required to implement any improvements identified.

The Inquiry will take place over 3 days. For information about where it will take place check here. The programme is the following:

Session One  – 7th December 2010. 10am

  • the current issues facing Leeds markets including the Eastgate development
  • the financial position of the market
  • the development of a strong marketing strategy for the market

Session Two –  11th January  2011

  • the proposed draft market strategy
  • outcome of the independent rent review
  • results of the condition survey of Kirkgate Market
  • any information requested from the last session

Session Three – 8th February 2011

  • any information requested from the last session
  • the Board’s draft inquiry report and recommendations
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