May 1, 2012 Skegness standard
STALL holders have ‘aggressively’ opposed a number of planned changes to the way markets are run in Spilsby and throughout the district.
East Lindsey District Council met with traders in Spilsby last Monday, updating them on its proposals hoped to ‘make markets better places to shop and ensure they give a greater boost to the businesses in town, as well as being better places to trade.’
Although traders have welcomed the council’s intentions to rejuvenate the dwindling weekly markets with increased advertising and uniformed canapy designs, other changes have been met with staunch opposition.
Spilsby’s fruit and veg stall holder Len Evans said: “Their initial statement was that they are here to help traders and fill the markets but after that all we were told was we’ve got to pay more rent, clean up rubbish, pay in advance and pay for our stalls even when we are on holiday.
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