Louth market goes from ‘strength to strength’

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Louth Market has seen a rise in stall numbers of almost 10 per cent so far this year with a waiting list now held for the recently launched Food Friday Market.

East Lindsey District Council is appealing for local people and market traders to ‘champion’ Louth market to further raise its profile and success.

The council’s Portfolio Holder with responsibility for Markets, Coun Steve Newton, said: “Louth market continues to go from strength to strength. So far this year we have seen a 9.1per cent rise in stall occupancy and the Food Friday Market already has a waiting list of traders wishing to stand.

“As with all markets, their success is ultimately down to the traders and the shoppers.

“Without the traders and shoppers markets won’t be a success and I’m pleased we’ve seen a significant improvement in Louth so far this year. We will continue to deliver a programme of publicity to encourage traders to join our markets, including the new Friday Food Market which was very successful last week, and the community to visit the markets.

“The markets are an important part of the local economy, drawing visitors to the area who, as well as visiting the market, will also spend time in the town, increasing footfall for local businesses.”

There has been a 9.1 per cent rise in stall occupancy between January and August this year compared to the same period last year.

Plans for permanent roadside banners are being looked at and the council is working closely with Call Connect to advertise the markets and bring people into town on market day.