Market traders take protest to the streets

MARKET traders are planning to take their gripes about difficulties of parking and lack of toilet facilities to council bosses. The traders who have stalls at Whitechapel and Petticoat Lane are freed up with difficulties parking near their pitches to unl

MARKET traders are planning to take their gripes about difficulties of parking and lack of toilet facilities to council bosses.

The traders who have stalls at Whitechapel and Petticoat Lane are freed up with difficulties parking near their pitches to unload and the hikes in charges for rental and parking.

They are also concerned that they will be forced out to tidy up the area during the 2012 Olympics.

Imran Qadir, Whitechapel market representative said: "This is the only market that's making money for the whole of Tower Hamlets. They are screwing us too much and rents have gone up by 30 per cent."


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Mr Qadir said traders have also been asking for toilet facilities for the past five years.

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