Market traders in Downham Market have spoken of their “devastation” after finding out their licences will be revoked.
Downham Market Town Council released a statement on Friday, September 17 saying it had “no option” but to revoke two licences after licensees “significantly breached” their terms.
But market traders Stephen Moyses and Tony Leach, who are understood to be the two affected by the decision, said they had not yet received formal notice and had first heard about it when someone visited them on Friday.
It comes after an 18-month dispute over the management of the market between traders and the council came to a head at a full council meeting on Tuesday, September 7, which resulted in the police being called.
Mr Leach, whose sister Belinda is the official market licence holder for their stall, said the reasons for the breach are not yet known, but that following the news other traders planned to quit the market.