Lincoln Christmas Market Fees

The City of Lincoln council is due to decide later whether or not to increase some of the fees for stallholders at the annual Christmas market. Last year's event made a loss of £113,000.

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Market fees decision delayed until next week

Market fees decision delayed until next week
Market fees decision delayed until next week Credit: ITV Central

A decision on whether to increase fees for stallholders at this year's Lincoln Christmas Market has been delayed until next week.

The proposals include doubling some surcharges, and increasing rents for traders in some of the busiest shopping areas to reduce the council's subsidy of the event.

The executive of the City of Lincoln discussed the recommendations on Monday evening but decided a final decision should be made by the full council.

The matter will now go forward to a meeting of the full council on the evening of Tuesday 26 June.

Trader admits fee increase is a concern

One of the regular traders at the Lincoln Christmas Market admits he will have to consider how big a stall to rent this year if proposals to increase the charges for some stallholders are approved by the city council.

Tim Jones, who runs Lincolnshire Poacher Cheeses, says he is worried that the recommended increase in charges could be unfair.

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Author stands-by stallholder increase

The author of a report recommending that prices should go up for traders at this year's Christmas market in Lincoln says it is right that stalls which cost the council more should pay more to avoid council tax payers having to subsidise the event.

The city council will meet to consider whether to approve Kate Ellis' suggestion that food stalls which cost more because of extra waste and inspections should pay more for their pitch.