Keep market in Parliament Street

Work under way at the Newgate Market site. But two of today’s letter writers would like to see the market remain in Parliament Street

Work under way at the Newgate Market site. But two of today’s letter writers would like to see the market remain in Parliament Street

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WHILE in town today I was delighted to see the York market back in its old place.

I very rarely visit the cramped little Newgate Market nowadays and it was a real pleasure to wander freely round the stalls in Parliament Street.

I spoke so several of the traders who all said they wanted it back in Parliament Street. One trader commented that when surveys were done by the council the public asked for its return. Will this council ever take notice of the wishes of the residents of this city?

Mary Morton, Hob Moor Drive, Holgate, York.

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3:00pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Scorpio says...

The current council will never take notice of what people want - the market should remain in Parliament street where it is creating a much better shopping experience. I never go into Newgate Market but I have now spent over £90 on 2 stalls in the last week!
Put the visiting foreign markets into Newgate Market or close the road and put everyone together in Parliament St. That way everybody is kept happy!
You could then turn the old market area into a very nice cafe/seating area with greenery and fountains etc.
The current council will never take notice of what people want - the market should remain in Parliament street where it is creating a much better shopping experience. I never go into Newgate Market but I have now spent over £90 on 2 stalls in the last week! Put the visiting foreign markets into Newgate Market or close the road and put everyone together in Parliament St. That way everybody is kept happy! You could then turn the old market area into a very nice cafe/seating area with greenery and fountains etc. Scorpio
  • Score: -5

6:40pm Sat 2 Aug 14

magicadey says...

nah i don't think they should
nah i don't think they should magicadey
  • Score: 3

8:10pm Sat 2 Aug 14

MrsPickles says...

I say leave It in Parliament st - Newgate would make a perfect little playground or resting area for the general public - the back end is hardly used anyway- just needs a bit of planting and benches etc - throw in the odd busker and some hopscotch - could be a lovely oasis for your lunch break.
I say leave It in Parliament st - Newgate would make a perfect little playground or resting area for the general public - the back end is hardly used anyway- just needs a bit of planting and benches etc - throw in the odd busker and some hopscotch - could be a lovely oasis for your lunch break. MrsPickles
  • Score: -1

8:20pm Sat 2 Aug 14

walkdengirl says...

Yes, went in today and did some shopping and it was lovely, it just looks right, and so much better than crammed in Newgate. of course it won't happen, the council make far too much money out of events they hold in parliament street.
Yes, went in today and did some shopping and it was lovely, it just looks right, and so much better than crammed in Newgate. of course it won't happen, the council make far too much money out of events they hold in parliament street. walkdengirl
  • Score: -1

10:11pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Omega Point says...

i knew I should upgrade from XP because I can only get Saturdays letters
i knew I should upgrade from XP because I can only get Saturdays letters Omega Point
  • Score: 1

10:12pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Omega Point says...

I posted Wed 2 Aug at 10pm
I posted Wed 2 Aug at 10pm Omega Point
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1:08pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Older Sometimes Wiser says...

I was chatting with a Parliament Street food stall holder yesterday ,congratulated him on his range and bought just what I wanted.
It appears that some York citizens had been unaware of his stall in the Newgate Market, some had been unaware of the Market at all so his trade had improved greatly.
What this says about York folk I leave to you to consider, but we both agreed that some people are barely conscious of their local environment! The current habit of walking about like zombies staring at little electronic boxes just reinforces this.
Mrs Pickles comment above just about sums up my own thoughts, lets have the Market for the people- in Parliament Street!
Let Democracy reign!
I was chatting with a Parliament Street food stall holder yesterday ,congratulated him on his range and bought just what I wanted. It appears that some York citizens had been unaware of his stall in the Newgate Market, some had been unaware of the Market at all so his trade had improved greatly. What this says about York folk I leave to you to consider, but we both agreed that some people are barely conscious of their local environment! The current habit of walking about like zombies staring at little electronic boxes just reinforces this. Mrs Pickles comment above just about sums up my own thoughts, lets have the Market for the people- in Parliament Street! Let Democracy reign! Older Sometimes Wiser
  • Score: -5

2:06pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Jonothon says...

walkdengirl wrote:
Yes, went in today and did some shopping and it was lovely, it just looks right, and so much better than crammed in Newgate. of course it won't happen, the council make far too much money out of events they hold in parliament street.
Any evidence in support of that? I'm sceptical
[quote][p][bold]walkdengirl[/bold] wrote: Yes, went in today and did some shopping and it was lovely, it just looks right, and so much better than crammed in Newgate. of course it won't happen, the council make far too much money out of events they hold in parliament street.[/p][/quote]Any evidence in support of that? I'm sceptical Jonothon
  • Score: 8

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