Members of Wellington Regeneration Board have welcomed the news that the future of Wellington Market has been secured and that the owners propose a programme of investments and improvements.

The news comes after two recent meetings between members of the Regeneration Board, Local Businesses and Traders where plans for regenerating the town were discussed including closer ties with Telford & Wrekin Councils Business Support, maximising opportunities from a new empty property and shop front improvement fund and enhancing the marketing and promotion of the Town all via funding available through the Borough Council. Wellington Town Council also recently completed a survey of residents who unanimously supported the Town Councils proposals to invest in Town Centre Property.

Member of the Board and Councillor for College Ward, Lee Carter, said “The Wellington Market news is a real shot in the arm for the Town. There is a lot of work going on behind the scenes and it this is a good positive step forward proving that our work is more than just words!”

Councillor Stephen DeLauney said “The Market is a key asset for the Town and we welcome the new focus and investment which will complement our other work.”

Councillor Phil Morris Jones said “We said that we were determined to make action happen and that’s exactly what we have done. We only announce developments when we know for certain that they will happen. This is perhaps frustrating for the public as it appears nothing is going on, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.”

Karen Roper said, “this is just fantastic news, we know that many residents feel the Market is the heartbeat of the town, so a strong and positive future for the market can only mean a strong and positive future for Wellington”