Markets Stalled

NGT’s route through the city centre would demolish stalls at the outdoor market.

NGT’s publicity people say they will be ‘relocated’, which is one of their euphemisms like ‘rationalising’ bus stops. They can’t say where the stalls might be moved to, because there isn’t anywhere for them to go. The stalls will be obliterated.

The stalls under threat are the ones along the back wall nearest the bus station. That is, the ones that sell the cheapest fresh fruit and veg in Leeds. They are a key part of keeping lower income people healthy.

As with cutting down trees to make space for idling traffic in Woodhouse, in the markets we see an attack on the health and wellbeing of those who live in inner Leeds for the benefit of commuters from outside.

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