•••Update Below Oct 25th•••
THE market stalls in Carmarthen’s Red Street give the wrong impression of town and are not selling the right kind of goods, according to some business leaders.
Members of Carmarthen Chamber of Commerce also fear the stalls, on a Wednesday and Saturday, are undercutting independent shops and do nothing to encourage people to visit the town.
Carmarthenshire Council, which manages the stalls, said traders are offered either Red Street or the market precinct — and most prefer Red Street.
The council said it had no say over which goods are sold.
The matter was raised by town and county councillor Peter Hughes Griffiths, who was invited to speak at the last chamber meeting.
UPDATE Oct 25, 2012 . . . . .
OUTDOOR market traders on Red Street have hit back at the criticism and say Carmarthen would be lost without them.
They also say they are in the right place and if they were moved elsewhere the market would be doomed.
They claim the area by the indoor market hall and clock tower is too small to house them and out of the way.
They also said the paving is too weak to take their vans for loading and unloading stock.
May 20, 2014 0A NEW weekly market is to be opened in the refurbished historic Market Square at Midhurst.
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