Angry Cromer stallholders and taxi drivers petition against market move

Cromer market move. Customer Peter Pratt signing the petition against the move with stallholders Iai

Cromer market move. Customer Peter Pratt signing the petition against the move with stallholders Iain Jagger and Marc Wye-Harris. Picture: Sabah Meddings - Credit: Archant

Stallholders and taxi drivers who have united against a proposed market move in Cromer have started a petition to campaign against the plan.

Officials had proposed the Friday market in Meadow car park should move to Tucker Street in the town and the taxi rank should move to the bus station.

The move aims to halt the decline of the market and add extra vitality to the town centre by bringing in more people. But stallholders said in the last two years the market had begun to thrive once again, and feared losing regular customers in the smaller area.

Now the taxi drivers, who do not want to move to the bus station, and stallholders have started a petition, collecting signatures to deliver to North Norfolk District Council.

'We feel together we are stronger,' said Marc Wye-Harris, 45, of Cooper Road in Sheringham who has been bringing his book stall to the market for four years.


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'We are hoping the council will listen to our views.'

Stallholders have been invited to a meeting at the council offices in Cromer on October 10 when they will hand in the petition.

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Do you think the proposed move will benefit the market? Write, with full contact details, to: The Letters Editor, EDP, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich NR1 1RE or email EDPLetters@archant.co.uk

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