Drive to boost Spilsby Market
Article Written By: Skegness Standard
For the whole of January and February, new traders can join the regulars on Mondays in the Market Place for just £10 - a saving of £5.
The weekly market takes place in the Market Place on Mondays and stalls have included an auctioneer, freshly baked bread and cakes, locally produced meats, clothing, fruit and vegetables, fresh flowers, pet foods and more.
Alice Mitchell, of Jam Fashions, joined the market in May last year during Love Your Local Market fortnight.
We would encourage anybody to give it a try, for one thing, the more stalls there are on a market, the more likely people will want to visit it to buy their goods.Councillor Terry Taylor, Mayor of Spilsby
"The attraction for me was that gazebos and stalls are put up for you," she said. "It's also close to the toilets and amenities and the other traders are friendly so you can come along and manage on your own."
A market trader before she opened a shop in Ruskington, she decided to return to her first love when her lease ended. "I haven't regretted it," she said. "It's busier during the summer and it's a bit cold now - but you get regulars and I'm doing all right. I'd certainly recommend it to people considering having a go."
Mayor of Spilsby Councillor Terry Taylor said the Town Council are delighted to hear that East Lindsey District Council are again rolling out a campaign to encourage people to try having a market stall.
"We would encourage anybody to give it a try, for one thing, the more stalls there are on a market, the more likely people will want to visit it to buy their goods.
"For anybody wishing to test public reaction to their products cheaply, having a market stall is a great idea.
"We endorse this campaign and will welcome anyone taking up the offer to stand on our market here at Spilsby and assist however we can."
East Lindsey District Council holds markets in Louth and Horncastle as well as Spilsby.
Councillor Adam Grist, Portfolio Holder for Market Towns and Rural Economy, said: "Our markets play a big part in helping our town centres prosper and attracting people to each of our fantastic market towns.
"The discounted rents offer we run every January and February is not only a chance to reward all those traders who are with us throughout the year but also to try and attract some new traders and hopefully grow our markets as a result."
For more information visit www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/markets
Published: Tuesday 14th January 2020
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