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Discounts to encourage local traders to Lincoln Christmas Market

By AlexColman  |  Posted: November 14, 2012

Lincolnshire traders will receive up to a 15 per cent discount.

Lincolnshire traders will receive up to a 15 per cent discount.

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Businesses from across Lincolnshire will benefit from special terms to encourage them to make the most of this year's Lincoln Christmas Market.

The City of Lincoln Council is offering discounts of 15 and 10 per cent to Lincoln and Lincolnshire traders to help local businesses be among the 280 stalls taking part in the four-day event from December 6.

The initiative has already seen a 20 per cent increase in local businesses applying to take part.

The City Council’s Events Officer, Holly Parker, said: "“We are delighted more local businesses are realising what a fantastic opportunity the market represents.

"“As well as sales during the market itself it presents a great chance to showcase goods and services to people who may not be aware what local companies have to offer and who may become customers for years to come.”"

While some traders have been familiar faces for visitors over many years at the market, this year will see several local companies taking a stall for the first time.

Among the newcomers will be Steep Hill Wines who will be selling their special spiced cider infused with orange liquor from their stall in the grounds of the Lawn.

Manager Ben Straw said: “It is an opportunity to give the business a push and we hope to see some new faces and pick up trade from some new people.”

The Christmas Market is worth an estimated £10 million to the local economy with stallholders, local retailers and service providers all reaping the benefit.

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  • Roadscource  |  November 14 2012, 5:28PM

    "Teleaddict - Whilst it is fashionable to bash 'Elf & Safety people as jobsworths, I think there is a real risk that people could get injured if the crowds are not managed effectively" I hope no one loses a child on the way round, by the time youve been all the way round the one way system back to the point where you last saw them, they will have aged so much you wont be able to describe them.

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  • A_Mason  |  November 14 2012, 4:36PM

    Teleaddict - Whilst it is fashionable to bash 'Elf & Safety people as jobsworths, I think there is a real risk that people could get injured if the crowds are not managed effectively.

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  • teleaddict  |  November 14 2012, 2:49PM

    I'll be giving it a miss this years thanks. Last year I had a panic attack as I was entering the grounds of the market but was stopped by several 'marshalls' from getting out and was told I had to go into the crowd which was at a stand still from one side of the walkway to the other, it was ridiculous a definite jobsworth by these people. What is the point of this one way system anyway you can only ever see half of the stalls because you would never beable to manouvre or zigzag across to the other side.

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