Posted: 10.01.20 at 16:28 by The Editor
Market Deepings Saturday market is to be axed for the foreseeable future.
South Kesteven District Council has pulled the plug just nine months after the market was relaunched - although it says it will be 'revisited' this spring.
The Market Deeping Saturday market was launched in April with around 20 stalls selling a wide variety of products including food, gifts and produce and attracted good footfall throughout the summer.
But, since the weather has deteriorated, the council says the number of regular traders has fallen and it is 'taking a winter break'.
It is understood that in recent weeks there have been just two regular stallholders.
A spokesperson for South Kesteven District Council, which runs the market, said: “There were many aspects of it that worked very well, but market footfall generally decreases in the winter.
"It has been decided that a seasonal break would be a sensible course of action and we will revisit the market in the spring.”
Around 2,000 shoppers enjoyed the first weekly Saturday Market in April, launched in a bid to attract visitors and grow the local economy.
Traders enjoyed brisk business in glorious spring sunshine, while visitors shopped to a backdrop of family entertainment .
Some six months after the first market a dedicated Saturday market Facebook page and promotional video were launched.
Click on the red button below to read the Market Deeping Saturday market launch article.