By Claire Harrison
Traders: ‘People will expect the market to be there and it is not going to be’
Furious traders have accused council bosses of having no festive spirit as they priced them out of having a Christmas Eve market in Nuneaton town centre.
They say that it has been something of a tradition that a market is held on Christmas Eve as many people complete their Christmas shopping at the last
But stall holders say that Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council will not facilitate a market on Monday, December 24 as it would cost too much cash.
The only way the Town Hall would agree is if stall holders paid £62 a stall and at least 50 set-up stall on the day to make it viable.
Stall prices vary but, even on a Saturday a licenced trader would pay for £36.10 for one stall and a casual trader £ 41.00, so the £62 charge the council says it would need is too steep for traders to pay.
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