£45,000 market stalls unveiled in Hatfield in Portas Pilot project
PUBLISHED: 12:49 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:56 11 April 2013
NEW market stalls were unveiled at the weekend in Hatfield town centre.
Thirty two new blue and white units replaced the previous stalls from the farmers market on Saturday in White Lion Square.
The stalls are funded from Hatfield’s Portas Pilot windfall, which last year saw campaigners awarded £100,000 to revamp the town centre.
Officials are waiting for a further 28 units – and it is hoped all stalls in the Market Place will have been replaced by the next farmers’ market in May.
Carrie Lloyd, clerk at Hatfield Town Council, said she approved of the changes.
She said: “I think they are brilliant and its nice to see the town centre look cheerful.”
So far the money has been spent on a new portable stage as well as the market stalls, which cost £44,800.
Dennis Lewis, from the Chamber of Commerce, said: “They are so much better – a great improvement.
“It is lovely that there is now a uniformity about the market, which has been a great success in the town.”
Counicllor Mandy Perkins, who is responsible for planning and business at Welwyn Hatfield Council, said: “The stalls are very colourful – nice, bright and clean stalls which provided some colour in the town centre.”
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