Saturday 14 May 2011 5.02pm
Ceri Evans wrote:
Would you rather that Borough Market
didnt stand up for itself, its traders, its customers- and most important of all- for quality and integrity? Borough Market
is a superb asset for Southwark and London. Support it rather than sniping from the sidelines.
Put up or shut up, in other words: a message seemingly being addressed now to traders and locals alike.
I for one both live and work within 10 minutes' stroll of the market but apart from as an occasional punter have no other connection with it. I was quoted on page 2 of this thread as describing in positive terms the impression I'd gleaned about the plans from a meeting at Bankside community centre.
Equally, I share some of the concerns about restraint of trade that fellow-residents as well as stallholders have expressed here. What I find unacceptable is for the entire range of issues to be dismissed by an official representative as coming "usually from people who have an agenda or who have been mis-informed".
Without any paid involvement I've taken the trouble to inform myself and attempt to assess something from a perspective outside my own bubble. You, Ceri, should try doing the same.