Letter Of The Week - Car boot sales could help revive market

Farm produce, selling trendier clothes or a car boot sale opposite are ideas to give Fleetwood Market more appeal to local shoppers and tourists alike
Farm produce, selling trendier clothes or a car boot sale opposite are ideas to give Fleetwood Market more appeal to local shoppers and tourists alike

I READ the article about Fleetwood Market (Weekly News, March 16), with great interest.

In order for Fleetwood Market to appeal to local people it needs to sell more fresh produce than it does; it needs to be more of a regular farmer’s market.

Local people also want to buy modern, fashionable clothes.

The items clothes, bags, shoes and ornaments sold at Fleetwood market have their place but appeal more to the tourist trade.

When we visited the market last Thursday not one outside stall was taken; there were no people. Could Wyre Council not consider a Thursday morning car boot sale?

The car park opposite is empty and there is enough space.

This would bring in local people, plus tourists, which would help the market.

There do not seem to be any other car boot sales operating regularly. Come on Wyre Council and the manager of Fleetwood Market: it is not rocket science.

It won’t even cost much for adverts, and it would surely only take a few weeks to build up sellers.

Why not give it a go?