Market traders in England ordered to shout quietly!August 18th, 2008 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18(ANI): Market traders at the 800-year-old daily market in Hexham, Northumberland, have been ordered to shout quietly by Tynedale council, to avoid disturbing nearby office workers.
The traders have been asked to keep their volume down, as their yelling often gives headaches to nearby office workers.
The council has ruled that the traders can only shout on Tuesdays and Saturdays, only if they do it quietly.
We couldnt believe it at first. It felt as though we were being wound up. The town has had a market here for centuries, British tabloid The Sun quoted a trader at the market as saying.
It says everything that in this day and age even shouting from the market is seen as some kind of health hazard, the trader added.
Martin Foster, 29, who sells fruit and veg on the market, said: We pay nearly 1,000 pounds rent to have a stall here and if we cant attract customers particularly in the winter Im worried that the stall might not survive.
Its ridiculous. Hexham is supposed to be a market town, he added. (ANI)