July 2, 2012 Burton Mail by HELEN KREFT
SHOPPERS have been signing up in their hundreds to protest against proposals to move Burton’s outdoor market to Station Street.
Market stallholders have set up a petition against plans by East Staffordshire Borough Council to move them from the Market Place as part of its efforts to regenerate the ailing market hall.
Wendy Newitt, a partner in Woods, which sells fruit, vegetables, flowers and plants, said: “We have quite a few hundred signatures now and that’s with the terrific thunderstorms we have had. We have done really well, so we are quite chuffed.”
The £1.54 million market move plans include turning the indoor market into a centre for food retailers during the day and a music, cinema and entertainment venue at night.
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