The Council’s Development Committee, now headed by Conor Maskey, voted against an amendment tabled by the DUP, which asked for the proposal in the minutes to be put back until a strategic plan could be put in place. It was effectively another delaying tactic by the DUP who have dragged their heels at every turn over the past few years since the idea was muted and tabled.
The decision is to be welcomed as the market has a proven track record of success as regards drawing crowds and providing a safe, neutral space and good food.
Friends of St Georges who have been lobbying for this move, are delighted with the decision especially as they have already booked the market for the Market Memories Weekend.
Which just leaves the question of running the marathon on a Sunday i suppose?
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