Burton Mail by HELEN KREFT
TRADERS have slammed a council’s response to their own proposals for revitalising Burton Market.
Stallholders recently submitted their ideas in response to East Staffordshire Borough Council’s multi-million pound plans to regenerate the town centre, which involves major changes to the siting of stalls and the Market Hall.
However, council bosses responded by claiming the rival proposals were being ‘pushed through by four traders, not the whole market’ — a claim which has been angrily denied by stallholders.
It is believed that new plans to move the outdoor traders to Station Street will be rubber-stamped at a meeting of the council’s cabinet on Monday.
The outdoor fruit and vegetable stalls will be moving inside the ailing Market Hall, which has left traders concerned.
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