February 16, 2012 Evening Telegraph
Traders on Wellingborough market are to see their stall prices increase.
From April permanent traders on the market and in Pebble Lane are due to see the cost of having a stall rise by £1 a day.
Casual traders will have to pay £1 or £2 more on certain days to hold a stall.
The cost of having a food and drink van will also rise, from £1,400 a year to £2,000 for small kiosks and trailers and from £1,700 a year to £2,500 for larger ones.
Fruit and vegetable seller Rob Payne said: “It’s still cheap compared to other markets.
“An extra £1 a day you can’t argue with.”
But book seller Tony Mawdsley said: “I hope the council realise that £1 a day might not seem a lot to them, but the point is it’s getting to the point now where traders are going to think ‘is it really worth coming?’.
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