Plans to restrict market days in Aylsham have been put on hold by town councillors over fears it could damage trade and restrict economic growth.
Aylsham Town Councillors voted against making a traffic order, which would have meant the end of one of the two monthly farmers’ markets and made it difficult to host any new markets in the town centre, during their June meeting.
Instead, they agreed to ask North Norfolk County Council to reword the order to allow greater flexibility to hold events in Market Place.
Aylsham currently holds general markets on Mondays and Fridays and farmers’ markets on the first and third Saturdays of the month, which traders say increases the number of customers in their shops.
The order would have meant markets could only be held on Mondays and the first Saturday of the month unless an application was made to close the road.
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