A Bingley business leader fears for the future of the town’s outdoor market after Bradford Council told traders to put up their own stalls in a bid to save the taxpayer £25,000.
Bradford Council is proposing to withdraw services its staff have previously provided to put up and take down stalls at the market, which is held three days a week in Market Square.
The proposed move, which will mean small traders having to buy stalls and put them up themselves, is highlighted in the Council’s Executive budget as part of a raft of measures to save £31m in 2012/13.
However, the Council’s own report points out the “potential impact on market traders”, which “could result in an increase in vacancies and therefore, the quality of the market for shoppers”.
Howard Martin, president of Bingley Chamber of Trade, said withdrawing the service would have a “large and detrimental effect” on the already struggling market.
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*UPDATE* February 9, 2012 By Connor Flaherty
Market traders in Bingley say they are furious at Bradford Council’s proposals to withdraw services to save money for the 2012/13 budget.
Under the local authority’s proposals, its staff would no longer put up and take down stalls at the market, held three days a week in Market Square.
If traders put up their own stalls, it would save the taxpayer £25,000.
But, when the Telegraph & Argus visited the site yesterday, there was fury among many traders.
Damian Town-Jones, 30, who is in his second year of running his mobility stall, said: “It’s ridiculous, the Council are being stupid and they will try and make money off this if it goes ahead. They should be supporting us and they don’t, it’s very frustrating.”
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