Market put on hold after objections

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Local concerns have put paid to a community market being staged in Queensferry this weekend.

The market, with up to 50 stalls, was to be held on the town High Street car park area tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday.

But up to 40 objections were raised with the city council over the proposals to stage the weekend event.

Malcolm Brown, chairman of Queensferry Ambition, one of the organising groups, said: “It is disappointing that the market has been postponed.

“As ever Queensferry Ambition continues to look on the positives that such events bring whilst trying to overcome what sometimes feels like an ingrained negativity to any event that attempts to highlight what this great town has to offer.”

Almond ward councillor Norman Work said he welcomed the community market but he understood the local feeling opposed to it as he believed there had been no consultation with the community over the proposals before planning to go ahead with the event.”

Keith Giblett, chairman of Queensferry and District Community Council added: “We welcome the initiative wholeheartedly but I feel that had Queensferry Ambition consulted with the community and gone public with the proposal sooner then the objections could have been resolved.”

The organisers now hope to continue with their plans to stage their next market event on August 24 and 25.