Lincolnshire crackdown on counterfeit goods at markets and car boot sales

Lincolnshire Trading Standards is cracking down on the sale of counterfeit and illegal goods at markets and car boot sales across the county.

Twenty five markets from across the county have signed up to the Real Deal, a charter which aims to ensure safe and fair trading, being coordinated by Lincolnshire County Council.

Angela Kane, senior trading standards officer at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “In a bid to make Lincolnshire’s markets fake free, we are encouraging markets to sign up to the Real Deal Market Charter: making a commitment to safe and fair trading at their markets.

“Local markets are at the heart of our communities, so we need to keep both the traders and shoppers safe. Visitors Shoppers can rest assured that if they buy an item from one of the 25 markets across Lincolnshire, accredited with the Real Deal Charter, the item will not be counterfeit, illegal or dangerous.”

Louth and Mablethorpe markets have signed up to the Real Deal.

To find out more about the Real Deal visit or call Lincolnshire Trading Standards on 01522 782050.