As a for­mer trader it sad­dens me to see this

Loughborough Echo - - LETTERS -

AS A re­tired mar­ket trader of which many happy years were spent on Lough­bor­ough mar­ket it sad­dens me to see its demise.

The mar­kets were never can­celled in my day, we had weights for the stalls, the present set up ap­pears to use no weights, could that be the rea­son for so many can­celled mar­kets on what seems to be per­fect weather for this time of year and good mar­ket days.

I have vis­ited Lough­bor­ough mar­ket a cou­ple of times in re­cent weeks to find the mar­ket closed on both days and no shop­pers in town, how do the coun­cil ex­pect the stall hold­ers to make a liv­ing, how do they ex­pect shop­pers to visit and shop when they can’t rely on the mar­ket be­ing open.

Lough­bor­ough town cen­tre needs a thriv­ing mar­ket to sur­vive.

And I un­der­stand that mov­ing the bus stops has also had a dev­as­tat­ing ef­fect on foot­fall

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