Shoppers staying  away on Saturdays

Dear Sir, — I was speaking to a few residents who still shop in Congleton town centre. They showed some concern about the benefit of the Saturday markets for the residents of Congleton and the shop owners in Bridge Street.
A lot of local residents do not bother to come into the town centre to shop when the market is on, on a Saturday. They will either leave their shopping for another day or go to West Heath or Barn Road shopping centres, both within walking distance. The majority stay away, as most of the footfall on that day come from outside of town.

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