Market Traders Tell Council They Feel “Isolated”

Neston Town Council is supporting local market traders in their fight to be heard by Neston Market administrators.

Traders have complained to town Councillors that their concerns about the planned new look market in the Town Square are going unheeded.

Cllrs Moira Andrews and David Clark, the newly appointed Town Mayor, told the Council that traders felt isolated and powerless. Concerns included the possible imposition of standardised market stalls and a ban on taking their vehicles onto the square to set up their stalls.

The new Town Square is being created as part of the Sainsbury’s town centre development, due to open in the autumn. Cllrs Andrews and Clark toured the market in successive weeks to speak to all traders and to bring them up-to-date with the latest plans. The Town Council is now calling for face-to-face meetings with Cheshire West and Chester Council market officers and councillors.

The Town Council has no responsibility for the operation of the market but believes it is right that market traders’ concerns are looked into.

Neston Re-Branding

An urgent need to re-brand Neston and tackle empty shops has been recognised by local groups.

Discussions on the best way of allocating special funding for Neston town centre improvements are taking place. Cllr Steve Jardine reported on progress to Tuesday’s (18th May 2010) meeting of Neston Town Council. He and council colleagues Moira Andrews and Derek Gaskell had met Chester West and Chester council officials, together with representatives of CH64inc, Neston Chamber of Trade, and Neston Community and Youth Centre.

Their greatest concern was the blighting of the area by empty shops. They had agreed on the necessity to achieve a successful Neston brand and improved marketing of the area. The money is being provided by Sainsbury’s as part of the requirements of making their development and will be administered by Cheshire West and Chester
council.

Welsh Waste Treatment

Welsh Waste Treatment Works Opposed

Neston Town Council has voted to oppose the development of a new waste treatment facility planned for Deeside Industrial Park.

Explaining the issue Cllr Derek Gaskell, chair of the council’s Planning, Environment and Regeneration Committee, said there were already a number of similar facilities in the area. The new one would be visible from Neston and the town could be affected by wind blown pollution.

The Planning Committee had been urged to oppose the development by Connah’s Quay Town Council.