HOYLAND market is struggling to pull in the crowds - and it's feared that it might fold.

Traders have said that customer numbers had fallen, and high rents are to blame for putting potential stallholders off.

Geoff Crossley has sold cleaning products and toiletries on the market for 43 years.

He said every stall used to be 'jam-packed full' but now about half as many people come to the market.

"There's a big danger the market could go,'' said Geoff. "If you can't sell the stalls, customers won't come because they like to have a look around," he added.

It's thought that the new Tesco that's planned on Market Street would take trade from the market and mean people would not need to come into the town centre.