Southwest Business by Mike Wilkinson
One thousand people and counting have signed a petition calling for Eastgate Market in Gloucester to remain where it is.
Plans are afoot to move the market to pave the way for the arrival of discounted brand retailer TK Maxx. But traders and shoppers have hit out at a proposal to move the market to the upstairs food court at The Eastgate shopping centre.
A petition sheet is being held at every stall in the market – and more than 1,000 people have pledged their support in less than a week.
An online version of the petition has already raised a further 120 signatures too.
Miriam Bubb, spokesman for the traders, who runs the JL and MR Bubb Vacuum Specialists stall, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received.
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