AROUND 95 per cent of shoppers reckon that having a market inWinchester’s High Street is a good thing.
The results came from a Tourism South East (TSE) survey, which spoke to more than 200 locals and visitors. Civic chiefs also heard this week that there was now a waiting list of traders who wanted stalls.
Council and business chiefs met at Winchester Guildhall on Tuesday to discuss the survey. The findings were presented by Parves Khan of Eastleigh-based TSE Research Services.
She said they asked if the market made visiting Winchester more enjoyable and 94 per cent of residents and 95 per cent of visitors agreed.
“Clearly people enjoy the market while they’re here,” she said. It comes after some existing High Street shops raised concerns last summer about moving the market.
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