Dorset Echo by Harry Hogger
MARKET traders in Dorchester’s main shopping street say plans to stop them trading have come as a ‘bombshell’.
A proposal has been put forward that will see traders at Cornhill Market cease trading from 2014 in a bid to improve the street scene of South Street.
Stallholders have been left outraged by the proposals and have also received support from local businesses.
West Dorset District Council’s Dorchester Markets informal joint panel is to consider proposals to close the market in 2014 when it holds a closed meeting tomorrow as it is claimed it ‘does not add to the street-scene of South Street or the shopping experience of visitors’.
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