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New traders boost Kirkby’s improving retail offer

by Jonathan Kearney

New traders have arrived at Kirkby Market in the latest boost to the town’s retail offer.

Several new stalls have set up in the market in recent months, with a diverse range of goods on offer including fresh flowers, cakes, baby clothing and window blinds. More new stalls are also expected to arrive soon, including those selling furniture and African foods and spices.

The positive news for Kirkby’s shopping offer comes as work continues to progress on the major town centre retail development and other town centre improvement works.

Cllr Tony Brennan, Knowsley Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “While the retail offer in some areas of the country has declined due to the coronavirus pandemic partners across the borough are working hard to ensure we create a stronger, healthier Knowsley. Improving our town centres is key to that as we want to attract more businesses, residents and visitors to the borough. More market traders is great news for Kirkby and supports our development plans, providing more choice for residents and visitors alike.”

The council’s development plans for Kirkby town centre are continuing with work progressing on the 45,000 sq ft Morrisons superstore, petrol filling station and retail development including Home Bargains and a KFC drive-thru. A planning application has also been submitted for a cinema complex in the town centre.

Shoppers can currently enjoy free parking in Kirkby town centre. Maximum stay periods still apply on short stay car parks.

Kirkby Market remains an attractive option for businesses with low rental charges and flexible terms. If you’re interested in starting a new businesses at Kirkby Market contact the Kirkby Market office on 0151 443 4498.