Additional stalls on market ‘encouraging’ for town

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SPILSBY’s market saw a welcome boost on Monday when four more stalls were set-up and trading.

Mayor of the town, Michael Lenton, said it was ‘very encouraging’ to see the sellers and it was ‘good news’ for the town.

Stall-holders’ previously raised their concerns about future plans for the site at a meeting held in August with East Lindsey District Council.

The traders met with ELDC officials to discuss how it could be improved for both the visitors and holders alike.

At the time, Mayor Coun Lenton expressed that the market traders were a bit concerned about the lack of stall holders in the town and they felt the district council should give the market a high profile from an advertising campaign.

Now Mayor Coun Lenton thinks some good has come from the meeting as the market place has already received more traders.

As reported, portfolio holder for planning and economy, Coun Craig Leyland said, the district council were keen to ensure markets continue to thrive and it had debated long and hard about the issues the markets face.

A new operations and support manager was appointed by ELDC to manage the issue.

Previously Spilsby Town Council wrote to ELDC asking it to promote the town, recruit more traders and ensure a more vibrant atmosphere for visitors.

Coun Leyland said on the additional stalls and market focus, “I’m pleased there has been an increase in the number of traders standing on Spilsby Market. This is a positive step forward and we will be working hard to encourage more traders to join our markets for the benefit of the markets themselves and the wider economy in our towns.”

Traders can request a stall by calling 01507 601111.