April 5, 2012 Selby Times
MARKET traders in Selby have welcomed new stall arrangements and rubbished claims the historic service was under threat of closure.
Reports in other local media suggested the market, which takes place on a Monday, had been plunged into difficulty because traders were going to have to put up their own stalls.
The steel frame structures were previously erected by an external company. For that to continue, it would have seen an increase in stallholders’ rents.
However, talks between stallholders and Selby Town Council saw a deal reached that traders would put up their own stalls and get a reduction in their rent.
John Sutcliffe, who runs a clothing stall at the front of the market, said the agreement, reached during meetings with the town council, was “fantastic” for the market.
“Any professional market trader worth his salt has his own stall and can put it up,” said John “And we’re paying two-thirds of what we would have paid if someone else was putting up the stalls.
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