A MARKET could be set up in Deeside to boost visitor numbers to the high street.
The idea follows the success of a market in Shotton in December.
Flintshire Council’s market team is now considering a weekly event to include Connah’s Quay.
The joint Shotton and Connah’s Quay market would be held on the large car park in front of the former Co-Operative/Somerfield store.
In a report to Shotton Town Council, the market team praised the event held before Christmas at Charmley Lane car park.
About 15 traders turned out and footfall was positive.
Flintshire Council received three letters of support from local people and some shopkeepers expressed an interest in running a stall.
“Traders felt that a market in Shotton on a Monday would benefit their working week,” said the report.
“Connah’s Quay also expressed an interest in having a market on a Monday.
“Currently, their Thursday market has diminished to two stalls.”
It went on: “One idea that is being scoped is the idea of a joint Deeside market for Shotton and Connah’s Quay, held on the large car park in front of the ex-Co-Operative/Somerfield store.
“This large car park, owned by Flintshire Council, is very close to Shotton High Street and would result in boosting footfall along the high street.”
The potential benefits of the location were listed, including accessibility for traders’ vans, a large catchment area and high visibility from the main road.
A nearby bus stop and toilets were also a plus, as well as Monday being pension day.
The report said: “The idea needs to be fully scoped, including how it will be operated by the small market team, and approvals sought.
“It will depend on the scale of costs involved and resource impacts on the small team.
“However, Flintshire Council would welcome the views of Shotton Town Council and ward members on this matter.”