Friday 4th November 2011, Southern Daily Echo
A HAMPSHIRE market has collapsed – just three months after it was relaunched following a two-year shutdown.
Stallholders have deserted Totton’s Wednesday market after seeing a “massive” reduction in the number of customers over the past few weeks.
This week’s market was cancelled, sparking an emergency debate at a meeting of the town council.
Members agreed that the authority should explore the possibility of staging a Christmas market, plus events with a French or German theme, followed by a weekly farmers market selling local produce.
The market used to be held in a car park behind the civic centre but folded through lack of support from shoppers and stallholders.
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