I was surprised when I heard that the charity was being asked to move on; they have been a fixture at Maghull Square shopping centre with their pavement stall on a Saturday for well over a dozen years now.
I know the charity is well thought of locally for its work with animals and I worry that their fund raising efforts will take quite a hit. I have tried to intervene with the private owners of the Square but clearly they are not for changing their mind.
Flea market type stalls used to be a part of many town centres but they are slowly disappearing from English towns these days. I suppose it is the power of the corporate companies who demand that our town centres all look the same; it is all rather sad.