Agenda item

Concessionary Parking at Smithfield Market during the Christmas Period 2022

Report of the Markets Director.


Members received a report of the Markets Director relative to concessionary parking at Smithfield Market during the 2022 Christmas period.


A Member expressed their surprise that, despite agreement at previous meetings for greater information regarding car park usage during concessionary periods to be included in these reports to help inform the Board’s decision, this had not been included in the report presented at this meeting.


Other Members said that the current situation for traders was worse than other, and felt that the opinions of the General Manager and traders should be followed when making a decision. A Member in reply said that this was why he was pushing for further data to be included in reports, as they felt that the traders often pushed for a longer concessionary period than the Board might want to grant.


The Chairman said that he was minded to choose Option B, grating a concessionary period of 13 days.


The Chairman requested that when the request for a concessionary period came to the Board again before Easter, officers include the above data in the report.


RESOLVED, that – Members:

  • agree a concessionary period of 13 days from Sunday 11 December to Saturday 24 December
  • delegate authority to the Town Clerk, in consultation with the Chairman and Deputy Chairman, to review the concession after the first week should the situation for tenants worsen


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