Traders in Stalham’s dwindling outdoor market are calling for a new town-centre venue and more stallholders to help stop the rot.
The once-thriving Tuesday market has been struggling since the arrival of Tesco in Stalham nine years ago.
Now there are just five stalls left, based on the old station yard site, at the opposite end of High Street to the supermarket giant.
The remaining stallholders believe their out-of-the way location is the main problem and would like to see High Street closed off – in similar fashion to North Walsham – once a week for stalls, to entice back lost trade.
Walsham holds a traditional street market every Thursday when Market Place is closed to traffic.
Local town and county council leaders say they would listen sympathetically if the Stalham market traders want to come and discuss their ideas.
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