Protesters, who flash mobbed a car boot sale held on the Market ground at Mossley during the recent bank holiday, broke into song to send a message to Tameside Council not to sell the off the Mossley Market ground to a supermarket and destroy the community space.
Paul Dowthwaite chair of Save Our Community Space (SOCS) said " the market ground is our community space, it's a gathering ground for the community to come together and celebrate, protest, fund raise, shop, set off on processions and deliver our children safely to school."
Over 1,000 people have signed a petition not to commercialise the Market Ground. The Bank holiday flash mob and their protest song has been one of many events aimed at getting the message across. Dean Aylett the former Mayor of Mossley and now a councillor for Mossley Town Council said that the flash mob protest was a massive show of strength " highlighting the strong feelings against the proposed sale of our community space."
There is a public meeting being held by SOCS on June 25th at St.George's Church Mossley at 7pm.