The market is in need of certain improvemkents, particularly in relation to the lighting and cleaning regime, yet instead of making these the local borough council has opted for seeking redevelopment. The London Borough of Newham have already chosen St Modwen as their preferred developers and are eager to see ASDA move in on the site. Stephen Timms MP and Tony Banks MP have made no effort to counter the moves being made by ASDA. Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham is personally championing the "re-development" and the one Labour Councillor who showed signs of independent thought on this issue was threatened with suspension from the Labour Party. The Robinocracy that is Newham Council is intent on destroying this vibrant market. The Wal-Mart juggernaut continues to role, but local people are heartened by the STOP ASDA CAMPAIGN in Swansea which has already proved that people power can stop the seemingly unstoppable.
Mark T Jones