Fancy a new career as a North Lincolnshire market trader this New Year?

John Briggs

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Not one for resolutions but looking for a change? North Lincolnshire Council is on the lookout for more people to take their hand to trading at its iconic markets.

The council is looking for traders to join any of its markets across North Lincolnshire including the Old Hall at Scunthorpe Market and Ashby Market.

Scunthorpe Market has two halls, the food hall is open Monday to Saturday and the Old Hall is open Friday and Saturday. To rent a stall in the food hall would cost from £60 per week and a stall in the Old Hall costs from £30.

Open stalls on Ashby Market, which is open every Thursday, cost less than £10 whereas lock-up stalls cost from £22.

Councillor John Briggs, cabinet member for Assets, Culture and Housing said: “The markets are such an important part of North Lincolnshire communities and we welcome all potential newcomers to the markets, even those who may not have thought of trading before. The markets have vacancies and stalls available for those wishing to join the industry.

“Our markets are brilliant places that sell a whole range of things. If you think you could add to this, get in touch.”

Vacancies are also available at both the Thursday and Saturday market in Brigg. The Thursday street market where stalls include canopies and serving boards cost £14 per week.

Stalls at the smaller market which is held on a Saturday cost £12.60 per week and those who wish to trade at the Farmers’ Market on the fourth Saturday of every month will have to pay from £20 for their stall.

Prospective traders will need to register and fill in a simple form where they will have to provide proof of address and a form of photo ID.

For more information on starting out as a market trader visit Click here or email markets@northlincs.gov.uk or call 01724 297815/6.