A HIGH STREET trader has called for a level playing field, after being told he was not eligible for a stall at the weekly market in his town.
Mick Stevenson has run Veg & Fruits, in Bedale, for the past year. He decided to seek a stall following a call by Bedale Town Council, which runs the market, for members of the community to support it in an effort to help it grow.
The town council launched its campaign earlier this month, with traders offered a trial stall price of £11 per day.
Mr Stevenson’s attempt to take advantage of that offer was thwarted.
He says he was told by market superintendent Phil Matthews that he was not allowed a stall, as there was already a regular grocery stall on the town’s Tuesday market.
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