March 30, 2012 Boston Standard *UPDATE APRIL 3*
STALL-holders on Boston Market will be turfed off their trading ground for three market days when the May Fair comes to town.
Traders will have nowhere to go when the annual event is set up at the beginning of May, as rides are to be set up in the Market Place and all the way down Strait Bargate and Wide Bargate.
It means that unless a suitable alternative can be found by officials at Boston Borough Council, stall-holders will be forced to miss out on three trading days.
Alan Brandon, who runs a fruit and vegetable stall on the twice-weekly market, said: “It’s bad. What about wages? And what about the people who supply us? It affects a lot of people.
“Markets and fairs have been going for decades. They’ve both got charters but we keep getting done the dirty on.”
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Council in U-turn on plans to scrap Boston markets during May Fair
April 3, 2012 from the Boston Target
THE biweekly market in Boston looks set to go ahead during May Fair after council officials performed a U-turn on plans to scrap the events.
Traders at last Wednesday’s market were initially told there would be nowhere for them to have their stalls on May 5, 9 and 12.
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