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STATEMENT RE: Crewe Market Hall – Royal British Legion

October 11, 2017

A spokesperson for Cheshire East Council said: “The council is in the process of consulting with occupiers of Crewe Market Hall regarding proposals for the building’s refurbishment, as part of major plans to revitalise the town centre. This includes consulting with the Crewe branch of the Royal British Legion.

“The council is very proud to support local men and women who serve, or have served, in the armed forces. For a number of years the council has provided the Crewe branch of the Royal British Legion with premises in the Market Hall, to support their important work. 

“As part of the consultation, the council is seeking to understand the key requirements of the branch – along with the requirements of all other occupiers of the Market Hall. We will continue this dialogue on a confidential basis.

“Rumours circulating on social media that the council has offered the Royal British Legion use of a unit, at a cost of £20,000 per year, are not correct. 

“Following feedback from consultees, a decision will be made regarding the significant investment in Market Hall, which is key to ensuring Crewe’s market has a strong and viable future and plays its part in driving footfall into the town centre.”

Major plans to revitalise Crewe town centre also include the redevelopment of the Royal Arcade site and investment in the public realm. 

The proposals represent £48.3m of investment and will trigger wider regeneration, investment and growth in Crewe and ensure that the town is well placed to benefit from its status as a HS2 rail hub.