May 22, 2012 Halifax Courier
COUNCIL chiefs have clamped down on traders’ goods spilling from stalls into the aisles at Halifax Borough Market.
Letters have been sent out warning encroachment of the aisles will not be tolerated.
Traders say they acknowledge health and safety concerns but the heavy-handed approach will have a negative impact on business.
Frank Nutter, of House of Cards, has now brought card stands inside his two stalls.
He said they took up little space but were important in that they promoted his business to passers-by.
Mr Nutter said he had spent 32 years in the market – previously as a butcher and fruit and veg stallholder – and rules had never been as strict.
He said the council should take a more “common sense” approach and take action when traders actually block aisles.
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