June 4, 2012 Burton Mail by ALEX WAINWRIGHT
STREET traders have started a petition against plans to move them from Burton’s Station Street to a ‘food court’ in Market Place.
East Staffordshire Borough Council is consulting with existing traders and other interested parties about moving all street traders from the busy shopping zone.
Following a meeting, owners of the Splash Wagon, baked potato van, hotdog stall and Ashmores ice cream stall agreed to start a petition to be signed by customers who object to the proposed relocation.
The traders are also hoping for a meeting with the council to air their objections face to face. The council claims that the move could make Market Place a ‘stronger destination point’ for food purchases, but the traders disagree.
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