In the article, Improved Market In Year’s Highlights, Advertiser, April 27) Newark Town Council gave itself a pat on the back for its management of the market.

But the market is often more empty than full.

Also, does the council not realise that, while it allows stalls and advertising vehicles down Stodman Street, this is a designated parking area for disabled drivers with a special access green badge?

It is becoming increasingly difficult to park in the town centre, and when you can it is difficult to exit from the Market Place due to fact that stallholders are encroaching on to the highway making it very dangerous for all. — JOHN WEIR, Elizabeth Road, Newark.