Reference Spalding market, I made my living market trading, moving to West Pinchbeck in 1998.
Spalding Market at that time filled totally the main square and the Sheep Market.
I struggled to get a pitch, only occasionally I obtained a casual pitch.
I also attended Stamford Market, again difficult to get a pitch, only once as a casual.
Now 2021, Spalding recently had only five stalls on a Saturday.
I went to Stamford last week, the market still fills the main road area, and several side streets.
I spoke to some traders about obtaining a stall, virtually impossible, I was told.
I found substantial free parking adjacent, available all day, every day.
The market had stalls for virtually every type of product – food, clothing, shoes, antiques, various speciality stalls, and was vibrant, all stalls taking money.
Perhaps Spalding council can explain the disparity?
Problem now is no traders, no punters, no punters, no traders, vicious circle.