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Article by Chloe Laversuch,
York risks becoming a “victim of its own success” because of its busy Christmas market – amid fears overcrowding could also pose a safety risk.
Some residents commenting online said the packed attraction in Parliament Street was “hell” at the weekend.
Many expressed fears over safety, with one reader saying “there is a real danger of crushing and people being trampled”.
Guildhall councillor Denise Craghill (Green party) said she likes the atmosphere of the Christmas market most of the time but thinks more consideration should be given to people with disabilities, pushchairs and young children.
She added: “I do think that as a city we should look carefully at this for future years, perhaps with some kind of review process.
“Personally I like the atmosphere most of the time, but we need to avoid becoming victims of our own success.
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