Stall owners in Basingstoke have said they have been forced to stop trading on their most lucrative day to make way for a farmers’ market.
The council said the current town centre market was “not thriving” and that residents wanted a “better” one.
The existing twice-weekly market cannot now trade on the final Saturday of the month.
But the traders claim this is their “best trading day” and insist they can operate alongside the new market.
‘Trading day loss’
Butcher Phil Howe said the last Saturday was the busiest because “people get paid monthly and they come and bulk buy from us”.
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