Press Releases: week beginning 06 October 2014
Hastings Borough Council is a step nearer an updated street trading policy following support for the proposal by Cabinet on Monday, 06 October.
Cllr Andrew Cartwright, lead member for licensing, explained:
"Street markets can be a great attraction of urban life. Good markets add to the character of a town, attracting shoppers and visitors into the area.
"They can also provide valuable, low cost opportunities for local people to start a business at low risk. Indeed, local street traders here have already gone on to open up shops, creating thriving local businesses.
"We already have three markets in the town, in the Old Town, the town centre, and St Leonards, and we are keen to encourage these to grow further.
"If adopted, our new policy will help do just that, encouraging markets and other commercial activity on the streets, enhancing and brightening the environment and adding some character and sparkle. They will attract more people into the area, benefitting other businesses in the area too, and providing yet another reason for visitors to come to Hastings."
The policy will be considered by Full Council on 22 October.