Take a chance on market stall in Love Your Market campaign

South Kesteven District Council news.
South Kesteven District Council news.

A council is giving business owners a low-risk chance to reach new customers by offering market stalls for just £10.

South Kesteven District Council is joining the national Love Your Market campaign once again.

A selection of stalls will be available at markets in Stamford, Bourne and Grantham in May.

Council leader Linda Neal (Con) said: “Businesses who could take advantage of the offer could be new ones or long established ones looking for new customers.

“The only thing we ask is that public liability insurance is in force and food traders must hold relevant food hygiene certificates.”

The offer is available for two weeks in Bourne on May 15 and 22 and in Stamford on May 16 and 23 and in Grantham on May 17 and 24.

Coun Neal said: “In Grantham we have ten stalls that we can allocate to this promotion and there are five in Stamford and three in Bourne.

“This means that the offer has to be subject to availability.”

Applications will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis and preference will be given to first-time traders and those who offer something unique or unusual.

Coun Neal added: “We are making the events really special. We are inviting the stallholders to dress themselves and stall in pink and we will give a free stall to the winner.

“There will also be a treasure hunt in Grantham and Stamford when youngsters will collect letters from stalls which will form a word that will direct them to the prize.”

To apply for one of the stalls, visit www.southkesteven.gov.uk

Love Your Local Market was set up to re-establish markets into the hearts of communities.

Over the last two years participating markets nationwide have pledged more than 7,000 additional pitches for new businesses to try market trading.