Anthony is calling for Morrisons to allow a weekly market to be held on Cambourne Market Square.
Writing to Morrisons CEO, David Potts, Anthony called on the supermarket chain to restart talks for a market, which has been pursued by Cambourne Town Council for several years. Previous negotiations have started positively, but the Town Council has been continually rebuffed by executives within the company who insist on strict conditions for any market.
Fighting for the residents of Cambourne, Anthony outlines the positive benefits of a town market in creating a social hub that would reinvigorate the town centre and add to the experience of visiting the town, as well as providing great opportunities for local businesses and residents to showcase their wares. Anthony understands the motives of the company, and that such actions are undertaken in the best interests of shareholders, but notes significant evidence that the store and community would benefit from a local market. The letter can be read in full below.
"I’m offering Morrisons a choice to be champions of Cambourne or not", said Anthony. "Allowing a market would help bring our community together at the toughest time and help bolster a community that is still being denied a true Town Centre or High Street. I’m urging Morrisons to look at the wider picture and allow a number of trial markets to be held. I hope they will consider the views of residents and work to find a solution.”