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Council gives new Spilsby Market stalls chance to enjoy reduced rates

General News.

General News.

Traders can try their hand at running their own stall on Spilsby, Louth or Horncastles Market for just £10 per day during January and February, the council has announced.

The district council-run markets has announced the plans to give people who may have found the overheads of traditional shop start-up too high.

They claim stalls are “the ideal springboard” for those who have thought about running their own business, whether it be food, clothing, gifts or something entirely different.

The council’s Portfolio Holder for Economic Regeneration, Cllr Craig Leyland, said: “Our popular markets already benefit from an established customer base, attracting people from further afield and giving traders the ideal opportunity to showcase their business to a wider audience on their own terms – whether this be once a week or several days each week across all three markets.”

And all new regular traders who stand from January or February are also eligible to be considered for the National Market Traders’ Federation First Pitch Scheme which the Council is again supporting during 2014.

Under the scheme from May two new traders will be sponsored by the council and given free stalls, reduced rents, and the services of a business mentor for a year.

If you would like to become a trader on a district council-run market visit www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/markets or call 01507 601111.

For more information on the First Pitch Scheme visit www.nmtf.co.uk.

 

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