Moves to revitalise market stalls in Louth and across district

NEW moves are afoot to revitalise the stall markets operated by the district council in Louth and other East Lindsey towns.

At the annual meeting of the district council, portfolio holder for economic regeneration Coun Craig Leyland agreed to seek external advice from two professional organisations - the National Association of British Market Authorities and the National Association of Market Traders.

He was responding to Coun Jill Makinson-Sanders who stressed the need to improve stall occupancy levels if market towns were to be revitalised.

Coun Leyland commented: “The council is committed to supporting the markets, but we need to ensure that the cost to the taxpayer of subsidising them is minimised.”

The portfolio holder also agreed to a request from Coun Ed Mossop to brief members on the outcome of any discussions he holds with the two associations.