Not Really a Question Just Want It Off my Chest :(
We started Thai takeaway last June on public layby not doing so good but luckily the Village store just 10 mins walk from where we live allow us to trade on the bit of grass space (I guess their front garden) next to their shop and main road charging £25 a night from 5-9 pm.
We supply our own water and electric plus no rubbish can be dumped at his store and we have been doing since last October. We trade 2 days a week no contract nor rent receipt just pay him cash and we doing pretty well until this month we start to get into festival and mostly it's on Sat.
Last night he came to see us saying that if we don't turn up again we still have to pay for the pitch for £10 otherwise he will give it away to other trade. I was surprised speechless and quite hurt. We live in the Village for 8 years now never seen any other street trader there apart from Fish and Chip man on Friday and he just started 2 years ago. He used to do Sat as well for a while but not so good so he reduced to Friday only.
I am just very upset at the moment I have 4 young kids now and again when they are not well I have to miss the trade and look like from now on I have to pay as well. Start to think what can I do next why bother!!! :'( Nana