ONE stallholder has already offered her own advice – suggesting the market should open more than three days a week.
The council’s stance has struck a chord with stallholder Bridget Brosnan.
She has been running a bric-a-brac stall at the market for charity since the start of the year.
Bridget, 79, said: “I’m a relative newcomer to the market and I love it, working alongside people who have been here, come hail or shine, for years.
“I’m sure the changes can improve the quality of the Market Place and make it somewhere that tourists want to come and visit.
“It would be great if it could open more often and attract more customers to come along.”
The council recently appointed Muse Developments – one of the country’s leading names in property development and urban regeneration – to deliver its town centre masterplan over a five-to-10-year period.
The scheme will bring together the seafront, town centre and Riverside to create a place of year-round cultural, leisure and retail activity.
The plans will bring a new cinema, shops, restaurants and car parking, with a retail and leisure quarter around Barrington Street and Fowler Street West, and a new transport interchange at nearby Keppel Street.
The past year has seen completion of the £2.3m Harton Quays Park and a new seafront pool and leisure complex at Haven Point, while work is well advanced on a new promenade at Littlehaven beach.