February 16, 2012 Mercury By Martin Ford
A CUT in fees for stalls at Hoddesdon’s midweek market was welcomed as a lifeline for traders.
Broxbourne Council’s decision to cut stallholder fees by almost a third received a warm welcome, and provides a glimmer of hope for what market traders say has long been in decline.
John Smith, 65, from Nazeing, runs a stall selling greetings cards. He believes the council’s aim of bringing in more traders will help.
“It’s good news for the traders here, we need some help. It will help us to survive.
“I would like some more traders in the market as long as they charge them the same as us. You need to be uniform with the rates.”
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