Traders on Preston’s thriving flea market have accused Town Hall bosses of cutting them out of the future.
Andrew Long and Lynne Williamson, who have been selling rare stamps, jewellery and crafts for more than five years, say proposals to revamp the historic structure are threatening to put them out of business.
They fear they will be squeezed out if plans go ahead to move traders from the indoor market outside, driving away thousands of visitors the market brings every Tuesday and Thursday.
Council leader Peter Rankin has insisted the market is “on the radar” and promised traders will be consulted as part of its proposals.
Mr Long, 51, who travels from Lancaster for the event, said: “Twice a week, this market is absolutely buzzing and we have thousands of people who come from all over the place to see us.
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