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Strood market will close temporarily

 

Work is due to begin on Strood’s £9million transformation project next month.

Medway Council has successfully secured funding from the central government’s Local Growth Fund through the South East Local Enterprise Partnership to improve Strood Town Centre. 

Following previous consultation with traders, residents and businesses the improvements are due to begin on the week commencing 19 February. These works will transform the existing car park and market space at Commercial Road, creating a new and improved market site.

To allow for the works to take place, Strood market will be closed temporarily and existing traders have been offered the opportunity to relocate to Gillingham market on Mondays and Saturdays until the new site is completed. It is anticipated that the works will be completed later this year.

Other aspects of the works, which will be carried out later on in the year, include improvements to pedestrian routes, cycling facilities and improvements to the road layout in the town centre to reduce congestion. The transformation project aims to boost economic growth, provide new jobs in the town and create a location where people are proud to live, work and visit. Find out more about the changes taking place.

The last days of trading at Strood are Tuesday, 13 February and Saturday, 17 February.  

 

'This is great news for the future of Strood market'

Cllr Jane Chitty, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth, said: “This is great news for the future of Strood market. Medway has a long history of markets and we are keen to continue this tradition.  We have listened to traders’ feedback and have plans in place to improve the market. I am pleased that stallholders have been given the opportunity to trade at Gillingham market whilst the improvement works take place.”


 

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Updated 24 January 2018