ANGRY traders on Wisbech market protested today after being told by town clerk Erbie Murat that they must remove their own trade waste.
“It has come to my attention that stallholders are expecting their trade rubbish/waste to be cleared by the operative contracted by Wisbech Town Council to clean the Market Place,” he told them.
“I am afraid this is not the case. Clearance of trade waste is not possible and it is up to each stallholder to organise the clearance of their own rubbish from the site each day.”
But Lee Martin, a fruit and veg trader from Hilgay and traders’ representative, accused Mr Murat of having “no knowledge of market traders, and he doesn’t understand the fundamentals of market trading.”
Mr Martin has written to town councillors warning that unless changes are made- and quickly- traders could quit.
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