Outdoor traders in Sheffield claim they have been neglected since the opening of the city’s new indoor market.
Stallholders in and around Exchange Street say business has been hit hard since the neighbouring Castle Market closed and Sheffield Council moved the indoor market to a new £18-million building on The Moor.
Trader Enia Ferreira, who sells secondhand goods, said the lack of adequate toilet facilities and electricity was putting people off trading and shopping there.
She said: “You would expect this to be full of people at Christmas time, I’ve even been on Facebook telling people we’re still here.
“To come here and not take any money home, it’s just not worth it.”
Shirley Wilkinson has worked on her stall – which began as a temporary position outside Castle Market – for 15 years.
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