Lukewarm reaction from Adam and Eve Street’s traders over council plan to pedestrianise area and introduce stalls
A PLAN being considered for market traders to be placed on a pedestrianised Adam and Eve Street has received a lukewarm reaction from shop owners there.
The main concern among shop owners about Harborough District Council’s plans is how deliveries would be able to reach them should the street be pedestrianised.
Geoff Scott, of Scott’s in the street, said: “Nobody has approached us about how we are going to get our goods in to sell.”
Mr Scott said his deliveries come from all over the place and that it would be impossible to tell drivers they could only deliver goods at restricted times.
Lynn Brown, of Polkadot, said: “I think it is a bad idea because how are the lorries going to get by.”
Duncan Murray, of Duncan Murray Wines in Adam and Eve Street, said that as well as being dependent on deliveries to the shop they also rely on customers being able to pick up shopping from the store.
Mr Murray said: “There are lots of thoughts against it and we haven’t been given enough options.”
Mr Scott raised another concern about the residential nature of the street.
“What happens at 3 o’clock in the morning if someone takes ill, or how are the fire brigade supposed to get their hoses down here?”
Simon Matthews, of Simply Simon’s, said he was worried the street could become quiet in the evening due to a lack of cars passing through, as in St Mary’s Place.
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