The Chamberlain Files has posted a new item, ‘Traders consult lawyers over forced move of markets from Digbeth’

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A decision by Birmingham City Council to move the wholesale market out of Digbeth could be challenged in the courts.

Traders at the adjoining retail markets, who sell fish, meat, vegetables and fruit direct to the public, have taken legal advice and claim that they were not properly consulted about the move

Cllr Ward said he had received a letter from solicitors acting for the retail markets traders asking the cabinet to postpone any decision until further consultation had taken place. The letter warned that transferring the wholesale markets from Digbeth would be “prejudicial” to the retail markets.

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