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The cost of Christmas in Lincoln

Councillors are meeting this evening to discuss whether to increase fees for stallholders at this year's Lincoln Christmas market.

The city council says it needs to reduce the amount it subsidises the event after making a loss of over one hundred and ten thousand pounds last year. They are proposing to double the current surcharges for stalls selling hot food, and increase costs for those selling alcohol.

Stallholders in the busiest areas would also pay more. We have spoken to Kate Ellis from the council about it.