Lennox Head market may stay by Lake Ainsworth

Lennox Community Markets
Lennox Community Markets

A PLANNED move of the Lennox Head market might not take place.

Cr Ben Smith said he and Crs Paul Worth and Keith Johnson will be lodging a rescission motion this week to reverse the previous decision to move the market away from the eastern side of Lake Ainsworth to the community centre car park.

"I think it's clear that the independent community consultation report was accurate in its conclusions that, on balance, people want the markets to remain at Lake Ainsworth," Cr Smith said.

"Additionally, it's now clear the new Lennox Head Chamber of Commerce executive isn't convinced of the move so the argument of positive benefits for the CBD is a little bit shaky.

"There is no clear evidence that the markets being held on 12 days of the 365 days a year are a key component in keeping the lake healthy."

"I think there are other things that can and should be done to address the issue of the health of the lake."

A stallholder, who wants to remain anonymous, has set up a Facebook page, Leave Lennox Markets by the Lake.

It was set up on October 15 and as of this morning has close to 1700 likes.

The rescission motion is expected to be heard at the November council meeting.

An image used on the Leave Lennox Markets by the Lake Facebook page.
An image used on the Leave Lennox Markets by the Lake Facebook page.

Topics:  lake ainsworth lennox head

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