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For more information about Stanground Slimming World call Jo on 07770 807730, THE show-stopping sounds of the West End came to Peterborough City Market in the latest bid to rejuvenate the site.
From Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables to Grease and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a selection of songs from the shows added a little of the ol’ razzle dazzle to the static market in Northminster on Saturday.
The event was part of a series of initiatives from the Peterborough branch of the National Market Traders’ Federation to improve the site’s fortunes amid complaints of underinvestment from Peterborough City Council.
Chairman of the branch Ed Cullum (43), who runs Mad Ed’s Discount Store, played the music live from inside the market for five hours.
He said: “The idea is to try and draw people into the market and make it more fun.
“The market needs some TLC generally and we are trying to get that done, but the music hopefully gives it a bit more atmosphere when people are shopping.”
In the coming months the same format will be applied to rock ‘n’ roll and Motown music, while a military history day has also been organised.
It follows a meeting on April 13 between the branch and the council in response to concerns among market traders, which centre on an apparent lack re-investment in the site - with the cleanliness of the floor being the most visible issue for many.
Mr Cullum said: “It was a good meeting, but I’m sceptical they are going to do anything with the market. The floor is still dirty. There’s a lot of issues with the market that haven’t been addressed and have gone on for a long time.”
Shoppers on Saturday welcomed the branch’s latest attempt to increase footfall at the site, and agreed the council and its partners could do more to help.
Robert Bell (60), from Gunthorpe, said: “It’s not my type of music, but I’m all for some form of music rather than it being just quiet because sometimes this market can be pretty poor in terms of footfall compared with other cities.
“I think the market has been neglected by the city council.”
Rosemary Steed (72), from Fengate, said: “The music is brilliant. It livens the place up.”
She added: “The council have delegated the cleaning to a company who have not been doing the job properly.”
Traders spoke in favour of the initiative too, but called for more sup- port for the council.
Bruce Johnson (63), of Johnson’s Wallpapers, a trader at the site since 1968, said: “It’s a pity the council don’t do initiatives to get people in.”
Loveth Watson (35), of Posh Cakes & Cookies, who has traded at the market on seven Saturdays so far, said more needed to be done to promote the market.
She said: “Not everyone knows Peterborough Market exists.”
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