BUSINESSES have called for a high-level meeting with council bosses to discuss concerns about Morpeth market.
The request has come from the Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade after several members complained about the appearance of the weekly market since the council stalls were abandoned.
Now traders must bring their own stalls, and erect them themselves, which means they are no longer uniform.
Market Manager Neil Brown said it is not viable for Northumberland County Council to put up and take down the stalls as it costs £250 for every event in staff overtime.
But confectioner Lynn Oxley said the authority still does that in Bedlington.
“My concern is that Morpeth gets treated as a premium place and we are there to generate income. It really concerns me because how does Bedlington do it?” she said.
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