Wood Street indoor market will close on Sundays as of March 9

The Wood Street Indoor Market has been open on Sundays since August last year

The Wood Street Indoor Market has been open on Sundays since August last year

First published in News
Last updated
East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

An indoor market will close on Sundays due to a lack of trade.

Sunday trading at Wood Street Indoor Market in Walthamstow began only in August last year as part of a trial.

But management firm Woodstow & Antiques Development Ltd said Sunday trading at the 38-year-old market was never a permanent decision.

A spokesman said: "Between August and now we monitored the footflow for eight weeks at 11am and 4pm every day we are open.

"We found 70 per cent of traders were not adhering to the times of the market - ie, Tuesday to Sunday.

"The trial was to see how successful it was and we found that people were not coming in and spending money."

A online petition had been launched to save the market from closing on Sundays by Jason Jackson, part-owner of indoor market shop Aura Rose Cakes & Patisserie.

The Change.org petition has received over 330 signatures.

"Sunday is the one day of the week when you can do nothing but potter without a trace of remorse, Sundays are perfect for exploring Wood Street Indoor Market," he said.

"For most people the opening hours during the week means they cannot visit and being open on a Saturday & the Sunday allows them to do so."

But Janet Murray, of Scrolls and Shells, a cake decorating business, who has been trading in the market for 17 years, said the pilot had proved unsuccessful.

She said: "General trading on Sundays wasn't as successful as hoped. People weren't necessarily spending, and the market acted more like a walk-through for people out and about on weekends."

After March 9, opening times for the indoor market will return to Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5.30pm.   

 

Comments (27)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

4:42pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Dave mp says...

Why don't they just close it completely? Thirty years ago it was thriving with a very good selection of businesses, now its mostly a mess. Some newer businesses have brightened the place up a bit but its basically a eyesore now.
Why don't they just close it completely? Thirty years ago it was thriving with a very good selection of businesses, now its mostly a mess. Some newer businesses have brightened the place up a bit but its basically a eyesore now. Dave mp
  • Score: -4

4:51pm Fri 21 Feb 14

PsiMonk says...

I think there's huge potential in the market. It just needs enough businesses that care and are engaging. Some of the old timers seem fairly unwelcoming at times - and that doesn't help with the vibe of the market. And the way it is run seems somewhat schizophrenic - witness opening on Sundays, then most traders not bothering to open, then soon after them shutting again.
I think there's huge potential in the market. It just needs enough businesses that care and are engaging. Some of the old timers seem fairly unwelcoming at times - and that doesn't help with the vibe of the market. And the way it is run seems somewhat schizophrenic - witness opening on Sundays, then most traders not bothering to open, then soon after them shutting again. PsiMonk
  • Score: 1

5:00pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Dave mp says...

PsiMonk wrote:
I think there's huge potential in the market. It just needs enough businesses that care and are engaging. Some of the old timers seem fairly unwelcoming at times - and that doesn't help with the vibe of the market. And the way it is run seems somewhat schizophrenic - witness opening on Sundays, then most traders not bothering to open, then soon after them shutting again.
Totally agree with you. As i understand it the goal-posts move so often that the traders and customers have virtually given up on the place. Most are unhappy about things and the management don't seem to give a ****. There was talk a few years ago of the Marlowe Road end of the market being made into flats like the ones next door. Maybe that will happen now? Pity 'God's Own Junkyard' couldn't have moved there, that would have improved it, shame the wiring in the place was not up to standard for that to happen though.
[quote][p][bold]PsiMonk[/bold] wrote: I think there's huge potential in the market. It just needs enough businesses that care and are engaging. Some of the old timers seem fairly unwelcoming at times - and that doesn't help with the vibe of the market. And the way it is run seems somewhat schizophrenic - witness opening on Sundays, then most traders not bothering to open, then soon after them shutting again.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you. As i understand it the goal-posts move so often that the traders and customers have virtually given up on the place. Most are unhappy about things and the management don't seem to give a ****. There was talk a few years ago of the Marlowe Road end of the market being made into flats like the ones next door. Maybe that will happen now? Pity 'God's Own Junkyard' couldn't have moved there, that would have improved it, shame the wiring in the place was not up to standard for that to happen though. Dave mp
  • Score: 2

5:08pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Ferdy54 says...

Whenever I've been there in an afternoon it's been dead and most units have a notice on saying "back later" or giving a phone number to contact them.

It's a shame really as it could be a nice place.

Someone also needs to sort out their website. Still giving information about last years Halloween event and their free Xmas event in December. :-/
Whenever I've been there in an afternoon it's been dead and most units have a notice on saying "back later" or giving a phone number to contact them. It's a shame really as it could be a nice place. Someone also needs to sort out their website. Still giving information about last years Halloween event and their free Xmas event in December. :-/ Ferdy54
  • Score: 8

1:48am Sat 22 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

I took some relations from Christchurch there recently as they love antiques and told them about the old boy with his mini skirted fiancé who use to jive down there to 50's music. 90% of the shops were closed with ones open selling either old toot or stuff worth a fraction of the asking price! the couple mentioned were not there and it was a gloomy experience so we got on a train to Camden instead as my nephew was emigrating to Australia and wanted a nice day out.
I took some relations from Christchurch there recently as they love antiques and told them about the old boy with his mini skirted fiancé who use to jive down there to 50's music. 90% of the shops were closed with ones open selling either old toot or stuff worth a fraction of the asking price! the couple mentioned were not there and it was a gloomy experience so we got on a train to Camden instead as my nephew was emigrating to Australia and wanted a nice day out. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -17

12:11pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Walthamster says...

Any enterprise like this needs effective publicity and reliable set trading hours. Also there has to be a large majority of traders taking part every time.

it would be useful to advertise a set number of weeks when it will be open with, say, a guaranteed 80 per cent of the stalls trading between set opening and closing times.

Any competent council would be helping with publicity, but sadly this is Waltham Forest.

I've seen similar efforts fail in Walthamstow after people went once and found stall-holders had already given up and left early. The only active response local supporters got from the council was when we offered to put up flyers to publicise the events -- and the council threatened to prosecute us for flyposting!
Any enterprise like this needs effective publicity and reliable set trading hours. Also there has to be a large majority of traders taking part every time. it would be useful to advertise a set number of weeks when it will be open with, say, a guaranteed 80 per cent of the stalls trading between set opening and closing times. Any competent council would be helping with publicity, but sadly this is Waltham Forest. I've seen similar efforts fail in Walthamstow after people went once and found stall-holders had already given up and left early. The only active response local supporters got from the council was when we offered to put up flyers to publicise the events -- and the council threatened to prosecute us for flyposting! Walthamster
  • Score: 5

1:59pm Sun 23 Feb 14

mdj says...

The ongoing option of redevelopment for housing has always hung like a cloud over this place.
The recent revamp was only brought about with a large injection of public money, with rent-free periods for new tenants paid to the happy owners by you and me.
If these have now run out, the owners may wish to default to their option of closure. Why pass the chance of free money for a short delay? The capital value of the site has shot up over the period of this funding.
It may need to be asked what commitments about opening hours were made to receive this public money in the first place.

Walthamster's point about the Council's general inertia over promoting local attractions is very pertinent. A lot of public money has been spent in Wood St recently: has it paid off?
Was the companion short-lived revamp of the lower end of the High St ever publicised outside the Borough?
Pictures in WF News do not really hack it.
The ongoing option of redevelopment for housing has always hung like a cloud over this place. The recent revamp was only brought about with a large injection of public money, with rent-free periods for new tenants paid to the happy owners by you and me. If these have now run out, the owners may wish to default to their option of closure. Why pass the chance of free money for a short delay? The capital value of the site has shot up over the period of this funding. It may need to be asked what commitments about opening hours were made to receive this public money in the first place. Walthamster's point about the Council's general inertia over promoting local attractions is very pertinent. A lot of public money has been spent in Wood St recently: has it paid off? Was the companion short-lived revamp of the lower end of the High St ever publicised outside the Borough? Pictures in WF News do not really hack it. mdj
  • Score: 3

5:24pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Malcolm Shykles says...

This market like all businesses has suffered from three and a half years of recession.
Do not blame the stall holders, it is the Government that is to blame.
The market should be getting a makeover for a new lease of life now that we are emerging from this recession caused by many years of reckless government.
This market like all businesses has suffered from three and a half years of recession. Do not blame the stall holders, it is the Government that is to blame. The market should be getting a makeover for a new lease of life now that we are emerging from this recession caused by many years of reckless government. Malcolm Shykles
  • Score: -2

8:41pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

Malcolm Shykles wrote:
This market like all businesses has suffered from three and a half years of recession.
Do not blame the stall holders, it is the Government that is to blame.
The market should be getting a makeover for a new lease of life now that we are emerging from this recession caused by many years of reckless government.
Hang on? Labour had been in power since 97 to 2010? Wood St went down hill in this time? Last 3 years the market has improved? What planet are you on? The jiving postman and and the lady in the ra ra skiers had their best years in 2001 to 2003?
[quote][p][bold]Malcolm Shykles[/bold] wrote: This market like all businesses has suffered from three and a half years of recession. Do not blame the stall holders, it is the Government that is to blame. The market should be getting a makeover for a new lease of life now that we are emerging from this recession caused by many years of reckless government.[/p][/quote]Hang on? Labour had been in power since 97 to 2010? Wood St went down hill in this time? Last 3 years the market has improved? What planet are you on? The jiving postman and and the lady in the ra ra skiers had their best years in 2001 to 2003? Villagecranberry
  • Score: -13

7:51am Mon 24 Feb 14

Helen, Walthamstow says...

I'm one of those who "walk through" the market on roughly a weekly basis. It looks much better than it did a few years ago when the only people you saw in the various shops were other traders! The council did put money into it by heavily subsidising rents, there was a lot of publicity when it had got going again and there are permanent street signs pointing towards it.

But I think the truth is that there are very few items on offer that many people would want to buy regularly - vintage clothes, original art, collectibles, fancy gin, for example - and the market itself is not big enough to make it worthwhile for the Camden Market crowds to make the pilgrimage out to Wood Street.

Personally I think that if the market is going to survive it could maybe go in one of two ways - to concentrate on everyday budget goods, or to focus on one speciality so that it becomes the Mecca for collectors of ....whatever.

As it stands at the moment, it is neither fish nor fowl. It is not a destination for anything in particular. What is sells is of limited use to the local population on a daily basis, so there is no steady stream of income.
I'm one of those who "walk through" the market on roughly a weekly basis. It looks much better than it did a few years ago when the only people you saw in the various shops were other traders! The council did put money into it by heavily subsidising rents, there was a lot of publicity when it had got going again and there are permanent street signs pointing towards it. But I think the truth is that there are very few items on offer that many people would want to buy regularly - vintage clothes, original art, collectibles, fancy gin, for example - and the market itself is not big enough to make it worthwhile for the Camden Market crowds to make the pilgrimage out to Wood Street. Personally I think that if the market is going to survive it could maybe go in one of two ways - to concentrate on everyday budget goods, or to focus on one speciality so that it becomes the Mecca for collectors of ....whatever. As it stands at the moment, it is neither fish nor fowl. It is not a destination for anything in particular. What is sells is of limited use to the local population on a daily basis, so there is no steady stream of income. Helen, Walthamstow
  • Score: 14

8:08pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Arsenal red says...

It must be hard starting a new shop / venture because on one hand you want to be there all the time ! but on the other you need money to live so are the market shop holders holding down 2 jobs and family lives ? It's a difficult job juggling the 2 . I can understand other peoples comments the stall holders need to open on the same times & days also we the locals need to support them by attending and encouraging them , it's like the dog track none of us attended until it was going to close down then we all moaned ..me included but it was too late. Any local shops NEED OUR SUPPORT
It must be hard starting a new shop / venture because on one hand you want to be there all the time ! but on the other you need money to live so are the market shop holders holding down 2 jobs and family lives ? It's a difficult job juggling the 2 . I can understand other peoples comments the stall holders need to open on the same times & days also we the locals need to support them by attending and encouraging them , it's like the dog track none of us attended until it was going to close down then we all moaned ..me included but it was too late. Any local shops NEED OUR SUPPORT Arsenal red
  • Score: 5

8:32pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

Tis true what Arsenal says, the local Ganada Cinema closed because nobody bothered to use it, The Stow Closed as locals used it once every 20 years or so and then campaigned like mad when they were sold to the churches or housing association despite protests from Sire Baldrick and Sir Mick Jäger. All these treasures need support, Hornbeam Cafe and their vegetable organic stall, the William Morris Gallery, the Vesty House Museum, curator who puts tons of work in to make it work, the Libraries, fairgrounds that visit, circus and all these facilities as you must use it or the lose it?
Tis true what Arsenal says, the local Ganada Cinema closed because nobody bothered to use it, The Stow Closed as locals used it once every 20 years or so and then campaigned like mad when they were sold to the churches or housing association despite protests from Sire Baldrick and Sir Mick Jäger. All these treasures need support, Hornbeam Cafe and their vegetable organic stall, the William Morris Gallery, the Vesty House Museum, curator who puts tons of work in to make it work, the Libraries, fairgrounds that visit, circus and all these facilities as you must use it or the lose it? Villagecranberry
  • Score: -20

9:06pm Mon 24 Feb 14

PsiMonk says...

Tosh.

The Granada was profitable and a going concern until the Odeon ran it into the ground and flogged it off with an Indian continent-language only clause.

Similarly, the dog track was run into the ground also. There was loads at the time about how easy it would have been to turn it round. But the owners saw the cash for developing it as a better deal.

That said, yes, shop local.
Tosh. The Granada was profitable and a going concern until the Odeon ran it into the ground and flogged it off with an Indian continent-language only clause. Similarly, the dog track was run into the ground also. There was loads at the time about how easy it would have been to turn it round. But the owners saw the cash for developing it as a better deal. That said, yes, shop local. PsiMonk
  • Score: 16

5:44pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Rossso says...

Arsenal red wrote:
It must be hard starting a new shop / venture because on one hand you want to be there all the time ! but on the other you need money to live so are the market shop holders holding down 2 jobs and family lives ? It's a difficult job juggling the 2 . I can understand other peoples comments the stall holders need to open on the same times & days also we the locals need to support them by attending and encouraging them , it's like the dog track none of us attended until it was going to close down then we all moaned ..me included but it was too late. Any local shops NEED OUR SUPPORT
Well said, Arsenal! I have spoken to people who tell me that this is the case, and if there was some effective promotion carried out, maybe those stallholders would be able to give up their bread-and-butter jobs to spend more time in the market. What proportion of local people even know of the market's existence? And why isn't it advertised in the centre of London to attract more London visitors? I, for one, always look for some markets when I go on holiday and I'm feel sure there are many more like me.
[quote][p][bold]Arsenal red[/bold] wrote: It must be hard starting a new shop / venture because on one hand you want to be there all the time ! but on the other you need money to live so are the market shop holders holding down 2 jobs and family lives ? It's a difficult job juggling the 2 . I can understand other peoples comments the stall holders need to open on the same times & days also we the locals need to support them by attending and encouraging them , it's like the dog track none of us attended until it was going to close down then we all moaned ..me included but it was too late. Any local shops NEED OUR SUPPORT[/p][/quote]Well said, Arsenal! I have spoken to people who tell me that this is the case, and if there was some effective promotion carried out, maybe those stallholders would be able to give up their bread-and-butter jobs to spend more time in the market. What proportion of local people even know of the market's existence? And why isn't it advertised in the centre of London to attract more London visitors? I, for one, always look for some markets when I go on holiday and I'm feel sure there are many more like me. Rossso
  • Score: 1

6:21pm Tue 25 Feb 14

eriktheviking says...

Having just read this article I am amazed to read that one trader Janet Murray of Scrolls and Shells should comment that the market is used as a 'walk through' on Sundays when in fact the shop mentioned does not even open on Sundays! Most traders will confirm that Saturdays and indeed Sundays is a good trading day. Most customers who come in over the weekend often say that they either came to the market years ago when there was not much going on or they have accidently stumbled across the market which they did not know existed. To make the market more viable weekend trading needs to be supported with the addition of good visible promotion!
Having just read this article I am amazed to read that one trader Janet Murray of Scrolls and Shells should comment that the market is used as a 'walk through' on Sundays when in fact the shop mentioned does not even open on Sundays! Most traders will confirm that Saturdays and indeed Sundays is a good trading day. Most customers who come in over the weekend often say that they either came to the market years ago when there was not much going on or they have accidently stumbled across the market which they did not know existed. To make the market more viable weekend trading needs to be supported with the addition of good visible promotion! eriktheviking
  • Score: 5

1:37pm Thu 27 Feb 14

jenjenten says...

This decision shows that the management of the market know very little about good business if they want the market to survive and prosper.

For most of the traders (that bother to open and that sell something of quality) this is the busiest trading day of the week.

However there are many old timers there who don't like the influx of new people, don't like change, and don't want to see the new people succeed. Rather than work together they continue to fight and cause trouble for the new people.

This is a ridiculous situation in which everyone suffers.

The person quoted in the article doesn't even open on Sundays.

If the management wants to close the business eventually and build flats then that's a different story.

The lack of understanding of basic marketing is an example of how businesses fail in the current market.

I really feel for all of the hard working and talented traders, who love the market, despite the difficulties and who are trying to make it work. They know far more about successful marketing than the management unfortunately.

We want to see Wood Street survive and prosper, so I ask the management, please start listening to the influx of new traders who are business savvy - it does not have to be an 'us or them scenario'.
This decision shows that the management of the market know very little about good business if they want the market to survive and prosper. For most of the traders (that bother to open and that sell something of quality) this is the busiest trading day of the week. However there are many old timers there who don't like the influx of new people, don't like change, and don't want to see the new people succeed. Rather than work together they continue to fight and cause trouble for the new people. This is a ridiculous situation in which everyone suffers. The person quoted in the article doesn't even open on Sundays. If the management wants to close the business eventually and build flats then that's a different story. The lack of understanding of basic marketing is an example of how businesses fail in the current market. I really feel for all of the hard working and talented traders, who love the market, despite the difficulties and who are trying to make it work. They know far more about successful marketing than the management unfortunately. We want to see Wood Street survive and prosper, so I ask the management, please start listening to the influx of new traders who are business savvy - it does not have to be an 'us or them scenario'. jenjenten
  • Score: 2

3:21pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Walthamster says...

We've all noticed how little effort the council makes to publicise the borough's attractions, promote local businesses or protect workplaces. The one that gets built round here is housing.

Waltham Forest councillors and their relatives include a large number of landlords.

Just saying.
We've all noticed how little effort the council makes to publicise the borough's attractions, promote local businesses or protect workplaces. The one that gets built round here is housing. Waltham Forest councillors and their relatives include a large number of landlords. Just saying. Walthamster
  • Score: 1

7:04am Fri 28 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

If you bring back the dancing postman with the funny mask he like to wear as a joke and his young girlfriend in the 50's dress it would generate more interest as the use to jive down the aisles to the cafe a few years ago and they had a following.
If you bring back the dancing postman with the funny mask he like to wear as a joke and his young girlfriend in the 50's dress it would generate more interest as the use to jive down the aisles to the cafe a few years ago and they had a following. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -9

11:30am Fri 28 Feb 14

Wood st waller says...

All this is totally untrue.. I was a trader at the market and I was the only one to count a footfall which was amazing, I shared this info with Julie Davis who was management and she was impressed. The footfall they the management counted is lies., Why ask someone about Sunday trading when that trader didn't want Sunday trading and those traders do not open on those days anyway. Disgusting, the whole article is lies lies lies...Why not ask the real traders rather than the ones that are associated with the management ? The market is being run down by said traders and partner who is the caretaker., Constant friction and bullying if other traders don't agree with the those traders that get cheap and free rent ! Why don't the guardian print an article that has some truth to it rather the poisoned and biased views of those that wish the market to be run down.
All this is totally untrue.. I was a trader at the market and I was the only one to count a footfall which was amazing, I shared this info with Julie Davis who was management and she was impressed. The footfall they the management counted is lies., Why ask someone about Sunday trading when that trader didn't want Sunday trading and those traders do not open on those days anyway. Disgusting, the whole article is lies lies lies...Why not ask the real traders rather than the ones that are associated with the management ? The market is being run down by said traders and partner who is the caretaker., Constant friction and bullying if other traders don't agree with the those traders that get cheap and free rent ! Why don't the guardian print an article that has some truth to it rather the poisoned and biased views of those that wish the market to be run down. Wood st waller
  • Score: 4

11:38am Fri 28 Feb 14

Wood st waller says...

Natalie Glanville, Guardian reporter why don't you actually visit the market and get the truth !!! Are you on the Wood Street Market /Wood Stow Antiques payroll ?
Natalie Glanville, Guardian reporter why don't you actually visit the market and get the truth !!! Are you on the Wood Street Market /Wood Stow Antiques payroll ? Wood st waller
  • Score: 2

11:39am Fri 28 Feb 14

Wood st waller says...

Also noticed you have not used a current pic of the market, get it right !
Also noticed you have not used a current pic of the market, get it right ! Wood st waller
  • Score: 0

10:53pm Fri 28 Feb 14

AWork76 says...

I am an ex trader of Wood Street Indoor Market, I was there for 5 years and supported all the changes and believed them to be a positive step for small businesses. Sunday’s for me and other traders is and was a very good trading day. I ask why are traders petitioning to stay open, if trade is poor on Sundays. Janet Murray from School and Shells as well as her partner John Rowe Who has been the caretaker there for over 30 years Do Not trade on Sundays and Do Not Want to Open, despite others arguing that there best day is Saturdays and Sundays. They want the old opening times back because it suits them, and only them. I was made to leave because I questioned these actions.
I am an ex trader of Wood Street Indoor Market, I was there for 5 years and supported all the changes and believed them to be a positive step for small businesses. Sunday’s for me and other traders is and was a very good trading day. I ask why are traders petitioning to stay open, if trade is poor on Sundays. Janet Murray from School and Shells as well as her partner John Rowe Who has been the caretaker there for over 30 years Do Not trade on Sundays and Do Not Want to Open, despite others arguing that there best day is Saturdays and Sundays. They want the old opening times back because it suits them, and only them. I was made to leave because I questioned these actions. AWork76
  • Score: 3

1:04pm Sun 2 Mar 14

E17blogger says...

Sundays was never a trial, the truth is Chris is leaving so wont be able to open up on a Sunday, the caretaker refuses to and Mr Davis is too stubborn to let his daughter open it up on that day even though she has offered, shame the current management don't care about the traders or market
Sundays was never a trial, the truth is Chris is leaving so wont be able to open up on a Sunday, the caretaker refuses to and Mr Davis is too stubborn to let his daughter open it up on that day even though she has offered, shame the current management don't care about the traders or market E17blogger
  • Score: 3

5:48pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Wood st waller says...

Myself and plenty of ex and current traders going back many years will gladly meet the Guardian to give them the real truth of what is happening at Wood Street Market.
Myself and plenty of ex and current traders going back many years will gladly meet the Guardian to give them the real truth of what is happening at Wood Street Market. Wood st waller
  • Score: 2

11:04pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Walthamster says...

Wood st waller and other traders - you're giving useful information here, but not everyone reads the Guardian online. i don't know if the reporters read these threads - they're under heavy pressure to do a lot of work in a short time.

Do write to the newspaper, and ring the reporters to give your side of the story. Don't insult them or accuse them of being on the market pay roll if you want them to listen to you! They're just reporting the story they've been told. It's up to you to contact them and give them the facts you know.

I hope you are successful.
Wood st waller and other traders - you're giving useful information here, but not everyone reads the Guardian online. i don't know if the reporters read these threads - they're under heavy pressure to do a lot of work in a short time. Do write to the newspaper, and ring the reporters to give your side of the story. Don't insult them or accuse them of being on the market pay roll if you want them to listen to you! They're just reporting the story they've been told. It's up to you to contact them and give them the facts you know. I hope you are successful. Walthamster
  • Score: 2

6:03pm Wed 5 Mar 14

jenjenten says...

Wood st waller wrote:
All this is totally untrue.. I was a trader at the market and I was the only one to count a footfall which was amazing, I shared this info with Julie Davis who was management and she was impressed. The footfall they the management counted is lies., Why ask someone about Sunday trading when that trader didn't want Sunday trading and those traders do not open on those days anyway. Disgusting, the whole article is lies lies lies...Why not ask the real traders rather than the ones that are associated with the management ? The market is being run down by said traders and partner who is the caretaker., Constant friction and bullying if other traders don't agree with the those traders that get cheap and free rent ! Why don't the guardian print an article that has some truth to it rather the poisoned and biased views of those that wish the market to be run down.
This poisoned environment is never going to make for a good place to work or shop.

I do wish the Guardian would do more investigation about this story!
[quote][p][bold]Wood st waller[/bold] wrote: All this is totally untrue.. I was a trader at the market and I was the only one to count a footfall which was amazing, I shared this info with Julie Davis who was management and she was impressed. The footfall they the management counted is lies., Why ask someone about Sunday trading when that trader didn't want Sunday trading and those traders do not open on those days anyway. Disgusting, the whole article is lies lies lies...Why not ask the real traders rather than the ones that are associated with the management ? The market is being run down by said traders and partner who is the caretaker., Constant friction and bullying if other traders don't agree with the those traders that get cheap and free rent ! Why don't the guardian print an article that has some truth to it rather the poisoned and biased views of those that wish the market to be run down.[/p][/quote]This poisoned environment is never going to make for a good place to work or shop. I do wish the Guardian would do more investigation about this story! jenjenten
  • Score: 1

6:03pm Wed 5 Mar 14

jenjenten says...

Wood st waller wrote:
All this is totally untrue.. I was a trader at the market and I was the only one to count a footfall which was amazing, I shared this info with Julie Davis who was management and she was impressed. The footfall they the management counted is lies., Why ask someone about Sunday trading when that trader didn't want Sunday trading and those traders do not open on those days anyway. Disgusting, the whole article is lies lies lies...Why not ask the real traders rather than the ones that are associated with the management ? The market is being run down by said traders and partner who is the caretaker., Constant friction and bullying if other traders don't agree with the those traders that get cheap and free rent ! Why don't the guardian print an article that has some truth to it rather the poisoned and biased views of those that wish the market to be run down.
This poisoned environment is never going to make for a good place to work or shop.

I do wish the Guardian would do more investigation about this story!
[quote][p][bold]Wood st waller[/bold] wrote: All this is totally untrue.. I was a trader at the market and I was the only one to count a footfall which was amazing, I shared this info with Julie Davis who was management and she was impressed. The footfall they the management counted is lies., Why ask someone about Sunday trading when that trader didn't want Sunday trading and those traders do not open on those days anyway. Disgusting, the whole article is lies lies lies...Why not ask the real traders rather than the ones that are associated with the management ? The market is being run down by said traders and partner who is the caretaker., Constant friction and bullying if other traders don't agree with the those traders that get cheap and free rent ! Why don't the guardian print an article that has some truth to it rather the poisoned and biased views of those that wish the market to be run down.[/p][/quote]This poisoned environment is never going to make for a good place to work or shop. I do wish the Guardian would do more investigation about this story! jenjenten
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree