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Traders to be moved during revamp

Worcester Editorial 9th Sep, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

TEMPORARY homes have been found for Angel Place market traders while a major revamp of the area goes ahead.

Concerns were raised after Worcester City Council said they could not find a suitable location for workers while the £555,000 refurbishment, which started yesterday (Tuesday), takes place.

But the city council has been working with Cotswold Markets and sites have been agreed with the majority of traders to continue their businesses on Pump Street, Church Street, Bank Street and various parts on the High Street.

Duncan Sharkey, managing director at the city council, said: “We have ambitious plans for the future of Angel Place and work to give the area a major revamp is just underway.

“As with any operation on this scale, it has not been achieved without some disruption, and I would like to thank the Angel Place traders for their flexibility and understanding while the work is underway.

“We are very confident that in the long run, Worcester will benefit from a fresh approach to the market it offers to residents and visitors.”

Shops in Angel Place will not close during the work, with repaving being done on smaller sections of the road as council bosses aim to keep disruption to a minimum.

The refurbishment is set to re-open in time for the Christmas trading period.

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