Bolton Market is on the move

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MARKET traders are on the move as the first phase of Bolton Market’s £4.5 million renovation begins.

From tomorrow traders from the nonfood section of the indoor market will move in to temporary units now in place on the outdoor market.

The non-food section will close at 5pm tomorrow to allow 34 traders selling goods including footwear; bags, make-up, hair accessories; knitwear and electrical goods to move.

They will re-open for business in the new units next Tuesday.

Locally-based contractor Willmott Dixon will then start work to gut the indoor market hall, which was occupied by the non-food traders, so the interior layout can be remodelled and roof repairs can take place.

Leader of Bolton Council, Councillor Cliff Morris, said: “The market is one of our main shopping destinations and “I’m really pleased work on this project, which will make our market even better, is now starting.

“Moving the traders in to the temporary units will mean that for a few days the non-food section of the market will be unavailable and I’d like to thank both traders and shoppers in advance for their patience and support.

“I want to reassure people that the market will still be open for business while the refurbishment is underway.”

Other improvements include introducing additional indoor food stalls and a seating area, refurbishing the roof on the fish market and repairing the roof over the hall which contains the fresh fruit and vegetable traders.

Shoppers are being reassured that throughout the work the fruit and veg, and fish section of the market, and shops attached to the market, including Pillings Chipshop and Smarts Clothing will remain open.

Traders are expected to move back in before Christmas, and work to the car park and servicing area will finish in 2014.

Bolton Market opened in the 1930s and is one of Britain’s oldest food markets.

It has won Best Food Market in the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards 2011, Best Indoor Market 2010 and Tourism Retailer of the Year 2009.

Up to three million people visit the market annually.

The indoor and outdoor market is open Tuesday and Thursday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm.

The car boot market is open Sunday, 7.30am to 2pm.

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9:42am Wed 13 Feb 13

tony000 says...

good bye bolton market the last nail in the coffin .once again bolton council make mastakes .hello bury market at least you got somthing right.
good bye bolton market the last nail in the coffin .once again bolton council make mastakes .hello bury market at least you got somthing right. tony000
  • Score: 5

9:46am Wed 13 Feb 13

tony000 says...

am sure the roof was done only a couple of years ago. funny how all this money bolton council has not got seems to be going on the market. is it going to be another mall like the market hall whitch is a shambles.
am sure the roof was done only a couple of years ago. funny how all this money bolton council has not got seems to be going on the market. is it going to be another mall like the market hall whitch is a shambles. tony000
  • Score: 4

9:54am Wed 13 Feb 13

tony000 says...

i noticed yesterday the workers doing the road near the market where useing a digger that was not taxwd or insured .right in the middle if trinnity st .am amazed how they seem to get away with this time and time again .if we drove aroun with no tax reg plate on ect .am sure we would not get away with this .are bolton council contractors exempt from tax and insurance .and what happend to health and safety .yet another scandle botln council cutting corners again and putting people in danger to
i noticed yesterday the workers doing the road near the market where useing a digger that was not taxwd or insured .right in the middle if trinnity st .am amazed how they seem to get away with this time and time again .if we drove aroun with no tax reg plate on ect .am sure we would not get away with this .are bolton council contractors exempt from tax and insurance .and what happend to health and safety .yet another scandle botln council cutting corners again and putting people in danger to tony000
  • Score: 1

9:58am Wed 13 Feb 13

tony000 says...

i noticed yesterday the workers doing the road near the market where useing a digger that was not tax or insured .right in the middle if trinnity st .am amazed how they seem to get away with this time and time again .if we drove around with no tax reg plate on ect .am sure we would not get away with this .are bolton council contractors exempt from tax and insurance .and what happend to health and safety .yet another scandle bolton council cutting corners and people in danger to.
i noticed yesterday the workers doing the road near the market where useing a digger that was not tax or insured .right in the middle if trinnity st .am amazed how they seem to get away with this time and time again .if we drove around with no tax reg plate on ect .am sure we would not get away with this .are bolton council contractors exempt from tax and insurance .and what happend to health and safety .yet another scandle bolton council cutting corners and people in danger to. tony000
  • Score: 0

11:27am Wed 13 Feb 13

trish1975 says...

You would think that in times of austerity bolton council would not be wasting money on a structurally sound building, total madness.
You would think that in times of austerity bolton council would not be wasting money on a structurally sound building, total madness. trish1975
  • Score: 4

2:41pm Wed 13 Feb 13

northernsoul16 says...

Everything Bolton council do in an attempt to 'update/repair' is a disaster. The market is rubbish since it was all revamped a few years ago.
They tried the same with our market hall then demolished it ! Cut out the middle man and just demolish it leaving just th fish/meat market which seems to be the only reason anyone goes there anyway !
Everything Bolton council do in an attempt to 'update/repair' is a disaster. The market is rubbish since it was all revamped a few years ago. They tried the same with our market hall then demolished it ! Cut out the middle man and just demolish it leaving just th fish/meat market which seems to be the only reason anyone goes there anyway ! northernsoul16
  • Score: 2

2:45pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Roman Basiuk says...

Anything that Councillor Cliff Morris is alleged to be involved with is bound to be a 'failure' just check out his record.
Anything that Councillor Cliff Morris is alleged to be involved with is bound to be a 'failure' just check out his record. Roman Basiuk
  • Score: 3

3:29pm Wed 13 Feb 13

frankbough says...

trish1975 wrote:
You would think that in times of austerity bolton council would not be wasting money on a structurally sound building, total madness.
I'm a structural engineer. Most structural problems in buildings start with poor protection from rainwater. Water accelerates corrosion.
[quote][p][bold]trish1975[/bold] wrote: You would think that in times of austerity bolton council would not be wasting money on a structurally sound building, total madness.[/p][/quote]I'm a structural engineer. Most structural problems in buildings start with poor protection from rainwater. Water accelerates corrosion. frankbough
  • Score: 2

10:12pm Tue 19 Feb 13

fatboybwfc says...

tony000 wrote:
good bye bolton market the last nail in the coffin .once again bolton council make mastakes .hello bury market at least you got somthing right.
well done bolton market. terrific temporary market busy,as per normal lots of negativity by people who no nothing .we as traders are happy especially now we are not getting wet due to leaking roof.
[quote][p][bold]tony000[/bold] wrote: good bye bolton market the last nail in the coffin .once again bolton council make mastakes .hello bury market at least you got somthing right.[/p][/quote]well done bolton market. terrific temporary market busy,as per normal lots of negativity by people who no nothing .we as traders are happy especially now we are not getting wet due to leaking roof. fatboybwfc
  • Score: 0

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