Grantham market in bid to attract more shoppers with new layout

Grantham Market EMN-150115-160201001
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A new layout for Grantham market is to be trialled over the next month in a bid to attract more shoppers.

The trial will see stalls condensed into a new designated area on Westgate between the pedestrian crossing adjacent to The George Centre and the pedestrian crossing on Wide Westgate.

Traders, businesses and Grantham Business Club have been informed of the proposals which will see the new layout trialled on four market days - Saturday May 30, and Saturday June 6, 13 and 20.

During and after the trial all parties and members of the public are being asked for their thoughts on the new layout by emailing markets@southkesteven.gov.uk

SKDC’s Venues and Facilities Manager Paul Stokes said the trial is aimed at finding a solution that works for all parties while making the market as attractive as possible to residents and visitors.

He said: “We have listened to traders at their last AGM and are aware from businesses and the general public they wish to see the market take shape in a more condensed area.

“We are keen to reiterate this is a trial and we will be actively seeking opinions to ensure all factors are considered before a permanent solution is agreed.

“The trial allows for traffic to again flow down Conduit Lane to the High Street releasing further parking at this end of the town. It also leaves the Market Place free for events.”

All regular traders have been informed if they are changing location from their current pitches and market staff will be on hand each market day to direct customers to their new positions.