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11.10.23 – Investment in NUL Market, Fireworks information from Trading Standards

Written by on 12 October 2023

Newcastle’s historic market is to receive significant investment to maintain its place in the heart of the town.

Refurbished stalls and rent-free stalls for traders on Mondays are all included in the £390,000 proposal by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council.

If approved, all the work will be scheduled for completion by next spring.

Stephen Sweeney, Deputy Leader of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Cabinet member for Finance, Town Centres and Growth, said: “This market has been at the heart of Newcastle’s daily life for centuries and we are determined it maintains a central role.

“This significant investment will support traders seven days a week and is part of our wider investment in and regeneration of the town centre economy.”

Funding comes from the authority’s successful bid to the Government’s Future High Street Fund.

 

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Trading Standards officers from Staffordshire County Council are working with businesses selling fireworks to make sure they are being stored and sold safely.

Any company storing and selling fireworks needs a licence and they can only be sold to people over the age of 18.  It is against the law for fireworks to be sold at a car boot sale, from a vehicle or from a private house.  People should also avoid buying such items through social media network sites as there’s no way of telling what you’re buying.  If you are buying fireworks you should only do so from registered premises.   Anyone with concerns about the sale of fireworks should contact Trading Standards