‘Unless new market management is brought in, not only will the market continue to decline, but it will fail completely,’ the letter read.

‘It reflects this council’s lack of understanding, empathy and business acumen towards the market and the businesses within it.’

The letter cited a number of other concerns, including high rents for pop-up stalls, a lack of vision and worries that the market is being run as a community space rather than for the benefit of traders.

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