No to third market day

PUBLISHED: 16:33 14 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:49 15 June 2010

AN overwhelming number of people, who responded to a questionnaire, are against a third market day in Honiton. Market supervisor Terry Farebrother told the Herald: Without public support, we can't go ahead.

AN overwhelming number of people, who responded to a questionnaire, are against a third market day in Honiton.

Market supervisor Terry Farebrother told the Herald: "Without public support, we can't go ahead."

A market charter, granted to Honiton by King Henry III in 1257, allowed for a third market on Thursdays.

Following the success of last year's market charter celebrations, it had been proposed to revive the event.

But 76 per cent of questionnaire respondents said they do not want to see an additional weekly market.

Seventy-nine percent said they thought a third market day could affect the viability of the existing market days and 78 per cent said Honiton is not big enough to hold three weekly markets.

Eighty per cent said things should stay as they are - with two weekly markets and a monthly farmers' market.

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