CONSULTATIONS regarding the possible relocation of Ballymena Saturday Market have been ongoing.
Minutes of a Mid & East Antrim Borough Council committee said: ‘Consultation with market traders from the Saturday Market in Ballymena had taken place on 11 January 2020 regarding the future long-term relocation for the Market.
‘Both Cllr Mrs Adger and Cllr Henry made suggestions as to possible locations in relation to an indoor market at Tesco and Meetinghouse Lane respectively,” the minutes said.
The market is currently held in the vicinity of the cinema in Ballymena.
Six months ago it emerged a ‘covered’ market closer to the town centre was one option being examined.
At that time minutes of behind-closed-doors discussions of a debate regarding the impact on the current market site by a planned ‘Southern Link Road’ in Ballymena had led the Council to ‘explore potential sites closer to the town centre for the Saturday market including covered options’.
Preparation work for the new road has already begun.