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LADIES look­ing to drop a dress size or two are in­vited to join a group in Peter­bor­ough.

Slim­ming World meets ev­ery Thurs­day at Stan­ground Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, in Whit­tle­sey Road, at 5.30pm and at 7.30pm.

Jo Mchat­tie, South Cam­bridgeshire dis­trict man­ager for Slim­ming World, said: “Slim­ming World of­fers an ex­tra easy eat­ing plan that is sim­ple to fol­low, easy to stick to and in­cludes healthy ver­sions of pop­u­lar foods such as fish and chips, cooked break­fasts and Sun­day roasts.

“There is no rea­son to ever feel hun­gry or de­prived on your weight loss jour­ney and our meals fit in with the whole fam­ily.

Just by los­ing 10 per cent of their body weight, mem­bers start to see a wide va­ri­ety of ben­e­fits.”

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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