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Poll: Should The George Centre in Grantham be converted into an indoor market?

With The George Centre up for auction, one Journal reader has suggested a new use for the building.

The iconic Grade II-listed building is back on the market, just three years after being sold. Listed with a guide price of £950,000, the building goes under the hammer on November 27.

Vote below on whether you agree with this suggestion about the future of The George Centre.

Robb Lambley, a Grantham resident, wrote to the Journal to outline his idea for The George Centre.

Robb said: "Here’s an idea to consider. How about South Kesteven District Council buy the George Centre and turn it into an everyday indoor market?

"Take the glass off the shops, then it could easily house the much-depleted Saturday market!"

The George Centre, Grantham. Photo: Google (39034407)
The George Centre, Grantham. Photo: Google (39034407)

Robb pleaded to SKDC leader Councillor Kelham Cooke to propose the idea and justified the suggestion by listing the benefits that moving Grantham market indoors could present.

He continued: "No more road closures. No more paying to put stalls up and down. No more dependence on the weather, plus an investment in our town centre!

"The Cornhill market at Lincoln worked like that. In my view it is a win-win result for our town. Come on Kelham, get the idea proposed and voted on!"

Coun Kelham Cooke said: "The George Centre building is of significant importance to Grantham Town Centre and it’s sad to see it in its current condition, we are actively looking at the options around the building and how we could work with partners to regenerate this building to support the Town Centre."

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