Monday 28 November 2011 Midhurst and Petworth Observer
Shopkeepers in Petworth are claiming farmers’ markets held in the town are damaging their business.
Now chairman of the Petworth Business Association Jackie Tudor has asked town councillors to support their bid to move the market from its current home in Golden Square, Damers Bridge and part way up High Street or hold it on a Sunday instead.
She told a town council meeting traders said their customers did not come to Petworth on farmers’ market days because of the road disruption, difficulty in parking and increased traffic.
“Traders say people go past their shops, focused only on going to the farmers’ market and not thinking about going into any of the shops.”
One trader claimed he lost £1,000 of trade, a second said she laid off staff on Saturday market days because business was so bad.
Another trader claimed the smell of hot food from stalls was tainting fabric in her shop and it was also claimed one shop’s takings were down by two-thirds.
“This is not going to go away,” said Mrs Tudor.
“Members of the association say their businesses are being affected and there are some quite strong views. It’s a big issue among traders in the town.
“These are grim economic times and although it’s only six days a year, that’s a week’s trade and it’s a lot of money to lose.”
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