This article was published on May 6, 2013 and information contained within may now be out of date.
Spilsby market is one of three council run markets given the thumbs up from Trading Standards.
Louth Market was visited by Trading Standards as part of the Real Deal scheme which aims to rid markets and car boot sales nationwide of counterfeit and illegal goods.
As a result of being given the all clear the three District Council-run markets in Horncastle, Louth and Spilsby have all earned all the Real Deal accreditation and signed up to a Markets’ Charter.
Council Portfolio Holder for Economic Regeneration, including Markets, Councillor Craig Leyland, said: “Markets are a great British tradition and the traders on our markets pride themselves in providing visitors with an exciting range of good quality products and produce.
“The Real Deal accreditation shows local people and visitors that when they buy an item from our markets they can rest assured they are buying from a market that does all it can to uphold the highest standards in trading. We work closely with Trading Standards and welcome their visits to our markets at any time.”
The Real Deal campaign is a cross-sector partnership initiative involving local authority Trading Standards and local market operators – in this case Lincolnshire Trading Standards and East Lindsey District Council.
At the heart of the Real Deal campaign is the national Markets’ Charter, which has been created in consultation with all the partners in the initiative and which sets out key principles for market operators, local authority trading standards services, industry and trademark representatives to sign up to and abide by.