Magherafelt Market is on the move and will have a new temporary home from next week (3 March).
The traditional Thursday market normally takes place in the Diamond and will now be held in Rainey Street car park for the duration of the £1.9m public realm investment in Magherafelt town centre.
The works, which will enhance the town with new paving, lighting, street furniture, signage and planting, is being funded by Mid Ulster District Council and the Department for Social Development (DSD).
Councillor Linda Dillon, Chair of the Council, has thanked the traders for their cooperation:
“Our aim with all public realm work is to minimise disruption and the market traders have been more than understanding about the need to re-locate temporarily. The end result will, we hope, be worth it, when the Diamond will be transformed into a much more contemporary space.”
A representative of the Market traders commented “We look forward to seeing all our loyal customers in our new temporary location in the Rainey Street car park.”
The public realm works will be carried out in The Diamond and connecting streets including Market Street, Rainey Street, Broad Street and Queen Street.
The contractor, FP McCann, has a dedicated public liaison officer for the Magherafelt scheme who is Eileen Dempsey, Tel: 07730 067653 and a 24hr site contact number, Tel: 028 7954 9090 (option3), E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information and details of the scheme are available by clicking here.