Foreign nationals, aspiring entrepreneurs and even schoolchildren could be encouraged to set up shop on Spalding’s market in an attempt to breathe new life into the town centre.
Campaigners believe a “vibrant” market is the key to kick-starting a new lease of life for the town and fear the decline in the town’s Saturday market is contributing to shoppers spending their hard-earned cash elsewhere.
Traders are now hoping to take advantage of a Love Your Local Market fortnight in May – which has received £25,000 backing from the Government – to turn round the town centre’s fortunes.
South Holland district councillor Angela Newton, who is also the council’s representative of the National Association of British Market Authorities, said: “It’s true that the market isn’t what it used to be in Spalding so we are looking at ways of encouraging more people to love their market.
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