I was a small shop owner and market trader many years ago, and can hardly believe how things have changed. In those days we were able to advertise, for a few pounds, our latest bargains. Customers would come down to see what was on offer. If the Derbyshire Times could do something like this, perhaps once every month or two, I think it could help a little. Another thing, if the council could be persuaded to extend free parking for locals from 2pm instead of 3pm, I think it could make a difference. I hear people saying it’s not worth going down after 3pm.
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