Local traders rewarded during Love Your Local Markets Fortnight

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As people across the country celebrate all that is good about local markets, two local traders are celebrating after winning a day’s trading for free.

During the first week of national Love Your Local Markets Fortnight, which finishes on May 28, traders in Spilsby, Horncastle and Louth were asked to push the boat out and decorate their stall inline with the fortnight’s heart theme.

The winners were granted a free day’s trading on their local market.

In both Spilsby and Horncastle, Skegness businessman Neil Huskisson won with his Husky Ices icecream van, while in Louth Tracey McVeigh and Barbara Collins triumphed with their shoes, bags and clothing stall called Two Souls.

Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Councillor Steve O’Dare, met with the winning traders to congratulate them. He said: “Love Your Local Markets Fortnight is another way that we, and the traders themselves, can promote our local markets and what they have to offer. I am pleased we have been able to reward those traders who went the extra mile to help make this fortnight the success that it has been.”

The three District Council-owned markets joined over 900 across Europe including France, Spain, Italy, Holland and Cyprus in celebrating local street markets.

The District’s Markets offer everything from food to fashion and home décor to pet supplies plus a whole lot more.

There are also weekly auctions in Spilsby Market Place where shoppers can pick up a bargain.

You can also find monthly Farmers’ Markets and Craft Markets in Louth and Horncastle, plus a monthly Food Market in Louth.

Town Councils in Alford and Mablethorpe also run their own street markets.