A thriving old London market with over a century of history has been told to quieten down – after new locals complained.
Traders at Chapel Market, located near Angel station in Islington, may have to fit noise reducing devices on equipment like cages, The Telegraph reports.
It comes after complaints were made to Islington Council that it was disruptive. The complaints are believed to have been made by people who have just moved in nearby.
“Ever since the flats were bought and refurbished last year we have had no end of problems from the landlord and the tenants,” David Twydell – chair of the Chapel Market stall holders’ association – told the Mail on Sunday this weekend.
“Two weeks ago a man came out on a Sunday afternoon and asked a fruit seller to stop shouting ‘two for a pound’ because it was ruining his day.
“If they are upset by the noise of traders selling fruit and veg then they shouldn’t live by one of London’s busiest markets.”
“Ten months ago we spoke to traders following some complaints about noise from cages,” a representative of Islington Council told the paper. “One suggestion was placing rubber wheels on cages if noise complaints continued.
“However, we have not received any more complaints and we have not had further conversations with any traders about this,” she added.