Following a study conducted by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) and the University of Lincoln, on behalf of the city council, Lincolnshire Co-op and Lincoln BIG, it is clear that change is necessary in order to achieve a vibrant and long-term sustainable market offer.
The City Centre Master Plan highlights the role of the market offer in promoting the city centre and having a unique ‘hook’ to draw locals and visitors instead of them visiting out-of-town shopping centres. It highlights the market’s potential for growth and diversity.
We are working toward a vision to achieve a market offer of which Lincoln can be justifiably proud – an offer that brings in people to the city centre and an offer that helps to address poverty and disadvantage whilst underpinning entrepreneurialism and business development.
The priorities for the Central Market include:
- Providing fresh food and produce
- Exploring options for some outdoor stalls
- An extensive refurbishment, including improving stall layout to encourage footfall, improve the market’s appearance and provide better access, and improved public toilet facilities
- Exploring options for a regular weekly market
We are in regular contact with traders, keeping them informed and consulting on the plans.
If you have any queries regarding the Central Market please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01522 873329.