Dear Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council,

I understand that the operation of the 768 year old Rochdale Market was put out to tender in 2016/17. I would like to know the following please:

How the Market was managed previous to that process, e.g. by the Council or otherwise, if so who?

Who were the operators who tendered for the operation of the Market in the 2016/17 process?

What consultation took place with traders and their trade bodies in respect of that proposed change of operator, and were the traders in favour of the change?

Who was responsible for the design of the outdoor Market (gazebos)?

What efforts have been made by the Council to regenerate the Market after it took back control from Quarterbridge in Sep/Oct 2018?

What consultations have taken place with the traders and their trade bodies in respect of the closure of the Market as announced yesterday?

Yours faithfully,
Anne Nichols

FOI Unit, Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Requestor,
RE: - Request For Information

Thank you for your request for information held by Rochdale Council which
was received by us on 17/09/2019 regarding INT-427865-T6Q1T4: Rochdale
Market Tender History.

I write to advise you that your request has been allocated to the
department best able to deal with your queries, and will be considered
under the Freedom of Information Act.
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Dear Ms Nichols, please find below a response to your email from the 17^th
September:

 

If you have any further queries please reply through the FOI team

 

Yours sincerely

 

John Searle

Director of Economy

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Dear John Searle,
Thank you for your reply to my FOI request, it's much appreciated.
Yours sincerely,
Anne Nichols