May 30, 2012 Kent Online by Winifred Okacha
Budding traders are being given the chance to run a market stall – for just a tenner.
Medway Council is offering the cut-price pitches at Gillingham and Strood markets to encourage people to start up a stall and also support their local markets.
Strood market trader Paul Palmer said the scheme – offering stalls for £10 on Saturday, July 7 – is a “fantastic idea”.
The 43-year-old said: “You’ll get a chance to try it at a sensible price before committing yourself fully.
“It’s not so clinical as supermarkets. At a supermarket, it’s just in and out like a hospital, whereas here you get to talk to people and interact with people.”
Tim Farrow, 65, from Sheppey, sells pushchairs at Strood market.
He said: “The markets are evolving – we need new blood. The more youngsters that can be encouraged to come in the better.
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