yes i have that in writing as i said. the market is ran as a cooperative limited company by the traders of the market. the council say it is nothing to do with them. regards julie
i dont know they tender it out to the highest bidder - it has had different companies run it regards julie
yes they do ive been told
it says faversham market is now in the ownership of a cooperative
it says ownership
im reading about competion laws do they apply to me
i know they have to re-apply every year
it is a public service contract
ok - it sounds like they are just running it, they do not own it
What you can do is complain to the Council as you have done. If they refuse to do anything you can go to the Ombudsman. Their website is: www.lgo.org.uk
They can examine the Councils decision not to do anything and investigate the matter
You also have rights under the Enterprise Act.
This prevents anyone from undertaking anti-competitive behaviour
In the UK two sets of competition rules apply in parallel. Anti-competitive behaviour which may affect trade within the UK is specifically prohibited by Chapters I and II of the Competition Act 1998 and the Enterprise Act 2002. Where the effect of anti-competitive behaviour extends beyond the UK to other EU Member States, it is prohibited by Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).
What you can also do is complain to the Competition and Markets Authority
They are an independent body and can examine any complaint
Details are here:
You could also seek a declaration from the Court regarding your status and an injunction to stop them
You would need to complete form N208
And form N16a
The Court would consider the matter and decide whether to make an injunction stopping them from letting you trade
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
i want to sue can i?
but i have lost money and what about the stress
I have missed the best time to trade and best weather and i should not have been stopped so i dont understand, they should not be allowed to get away with this and give exclusivity to the other man who has been watching me all summer and has now gone to my supplier and now it looks like my shop is his stall. they don,t want me to compete with him becasue he said i copied him i want to do more than just get given a stall. I was a market trader for 10 years until i got my shop all those people running the market now have been traders for five minutes and have let the power go to their heads
why should i have to fight for this, nobody else has to and they must be breaking the law
so i can sue
thank you thats all i wanted to know, i am not prepared to let them get away with this,do you think i will win?
thank you i have a good solicitor.
just explain breach of contract please and then i will
verbel becasue he first told me i can have a stall or is it the agreement he has with the council to treat everybody fairly
ok thats brilliant
no thats good thanks. you have been very helpful