The future of Lancaster Market is up in the air again this week, but when it comes to Morecambe's Festival Market the Council seem much more on the ball - and have just announced special introductory trader rates for new businesses interested in trading there.
The Council describes the offer as an "exciting opportunity awaits anyone wishing to expand or re-locate an existing business or those looking to start a new venture in a traditional, bustling and popular market."
Morecambe Festival Market is a traditional covered market close to Morecambe Promenade offering more than 100 stalls, shops and cafes.
Open on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays throughout the year, the market has its own annual events calendar which is bigger and better than ever before and benefits from the other festivals and events taking place in Morecambe throughout the year.
Traders, say the Council, will benefit from support and regular visits from local people and day trippers and is a regular destination for coach trips combining shopping and sightseeing.
The Festival Market continues to support traders and encourage visitors to the market and is launching a new visitor leaflet for 2012.
Commenting on the benefits of being a trader at the market, Alan Greenhalgh who has been at the market since it opened in 1996, said: “The benefit of the market is that some people come to shop, others for a day out - but are impressed enough to come back and tell their friends.”
The reduced rate of only £50 per month (other costs apply) for the first three months, will run from commencement and new traders must agree to current fees and conditions for a minimum of one additional month.
• For more details and to discuss commodities, please contact the Market Manager Tracey Bruce on 01524 414251, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/markets