December 12, 2011 Diss Express
A HOTEL owner in Harleston has called for a meeting with market traders and town councillors to solve an issue with early morning noise which he says is losing him business.
Danny Green, owner of J D Youngs hotel, bar and restaurant in the Market Place said the hotel has been losing overnight customers ever since he took over more than ten years ago, after complaints about “unacceptable” noise waking them up at 5am on Wednesdays, as market traders set up their stalls.
While Mr Green said he appreciated the traders are running a business, he added that previous attempts by his manager to call meetings with them and the town council had left the hotel feeling dismissed. He said although the hotel was hoping for the market set up time to be restricted to 7am, they were prepared to negotiate to find a solution that suited everyone.
“We are a business that brings people into the town who then spend money,” he said. “We have lost so many customers and somebody needs to listen to us. We are very frustrated at the moment. All we want to do is find a solution.”
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