FURIOUS market traders in Rhyl High Street could be forced to shut for a second week due to poor weather conditions.
Stall holders were left out of pocket last week, and were unhappy with the council’s decision to cancel their Thursday and Saturday slot in the town.
The met office have said Thursday will have a few showers but should be predominately dry, but warned Saturday will have long spells of rain with wind picking up throughout the course of the day.
Thomas Blake, who works for Denbighshire County Council, said if the wind is above 20mph the market would be closed.
“The decision was solely a health and safety move,” said Mr Blake.
“There were one or two disgruntled traders, but it is a small price to pay for safety.”
Traders were not informed the market would not open until they arrived on the day, with a few travelling from as far as Birmingham and Manchester.
Danny Lang, a meat vender, said he was frustrated with the decision not to open.
“I’m very disappointed,” he said.
“If it was blowing with gale then you could understand, but Thursday was fine.
“I’m losing a lot of money because the lads still need their wages.”
Richard Henderson, manager of the White Rose Centre, believes the closure of the market also had a knock-on effect on bringing visitors to the town.
“It was noticeably less busy with the market in the High Street not there,” he said.
Anne Lynn Donaldson, from Rhuddlan, came to the town especially to visit the market.
She said: “I was very disappointed.
“I spoke to one of the traders and he had set up his stall in the White Rose Centre.
“He told me his fellow traders were very angry that they were not allowed to work.”
A spokeswoman for Denbighshire County Council, said the market was closed due to the forecasted recent bad weather.
She said: “As you can appreciate, the predicted high winds could prove to be a danger to the market stalls and more importantly, the market stall holders and members of the public.
“The re-opening will again, depend on the local weather conditions.”