Express and Star
By Richard Guttridge
New figures show more than 1,000 stalls were sold on the town centre market in June – up by 400 in the space of a year.
There had been fears the takeover by Tudor Markets could put the market’s future at risk but the move appears to have had the opposite impact.
The increase in interest is a major shot in the arm for the market, which had been struggling to survive before Tudor came in.
The change was not universally welcomed, with some stallholders launching protests outside the council house.
But Tudor sold 1,107 stalls in June, an increase of 415 compared to the same month in 2017.
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