PRICED OFF THE MARKET!

Angry Mexborough Market traders hold up at wreath and banner predicting the death of the facility if the proposed  increases go ahead.
Angry Mexborough Market traders hold up at wreath and banner predicting the death of the facility if the proposed increases go ahead.

Another Times EXCLUSIVE

MEXBOROUGH indoor market traders have been hit with an astonishing 500 per cent rent hike – which they warn could SHUT down the venue.

Doncaster Council stunned the traders, with letters saying they must sign up to the new three-year deal – or get out by the end of September! Rent increases vary across the stallholders – but in at least one case, they are nigh-on FIVE-FOLD.

Furious stallholders – some of whom have done 30 years on the market – slammed the council... who just weeks ago, offered new traders at Mexborough’s outdoor market FREE first-visit rents, to boost business!

* FULL STORY IN THIS WEEK’S SOUTH YORKSHIRE TIMES.