Neston Town Council is supporting local market traders in their fight to be heard by Neston Market administrators.
Traders have complained to town Councillors that their concerns about the planned new look market in the Town Square are going unheeded.
Cllrs Moira Andrews and David Clark, the newly appointed Town Mayor, told the Council that traders felt isolated and powerless. Concerns included the possible imposition of standardised market stalls and a ban on taking their vehicles onto the square to set up their stalls.
The new Town Square is being created as part of the Sainsbury’s town centre development, due to open in the autumn. Cllrs Andrews and Clark toured the market in successive weeks to speak to all traders and to bring them up-to-date with the latest plans. The Town Council is now calling for face-to-face meetings with Cheshire West and Chester Council market officers and councillors.
The Town Council has no responsibility for the operation of the market but believes it is right that market traders’ concerns are looked into.