Negotiations are currently taking place between traders and the town council which it is hoped will lead to the reintroduction of the twice weekly markets on The Moor although there are concerns that unreasonable demands are being made of stall holders.
Last Thursday there was considerable resentment among traders on the piazza who claim they were given only a few days’ notice that the town council was closing the market even though many had been in business there for several years.
Peter Scott, who runs a stall with his wife Sue, said: “Some of us have been keeping it (the market) going through the winter and now just as things are getting interesting, with the Red Arrows and Tall Ships ahead, we are getting the rug pulled out from under us.”
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