Cannock Market Hall to Close in November

Published: 31 January 2020

Cabinet members confirmed their view at their meeting yesterday that it would be more viable in the long term to use the space occupied by the indoor market to support the Council’s ambitious plans to redevelop the town centre.

The Indoor Market Hall will therefore close in November 2020. In the meantime the existing 16 traders will be offered the chance to relocate to a vacant stall either in the current Prince of Wales Market underneath the theatre building or take a stall in the street market which from November will be held on both Tuesdays and Fridays. There is also the possibility of some stallholders relocating to Rugeley Market Hall. Furthermore, Cabinet did not commit to any refurbishment work to the Prince of Wales Market.

The consultation took place last October following concerns that the indoor market had become increasingly financially unviable and expensive to maintain despite regular promotions to attract customers, reviews of trading times and improvements to the market entrance to raise its profile within the town.