02/10/2023 - Permalink

Concessionary rate for Market Drayton indoor market traders to continue

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The concessionary stall rate paid by traders at Market Drayton indoor market is to continue for at least another three months, following negotiations between Shropshire Council and its managing agent LSD Promotions.

The concessionary rate of £10 per stall per day will be charged until the new year when it will be reviewed again.

Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for housing and assets, said:

“This is great news for Market Drayton and for the market traders. We have worked closely with LSD, who manage the market on our behalf, to negotiate a reduction in their management fee.

“As a result LSD has agreed to reduce their fee to cover the cost of providing the concessionary rate that they believe needs to be retained to keep the indoor market full.

“This will enable the current concessionary stall rate to be passed on to the market traders for a further three months, with a further review in the new year.”

Siobhan Noake, Marketing and PR Manager, LSD Promotions, said

“LSD Promotions is committed to creating an environment where traders can thrive, innovate, and succeed. The announcement is a testament to this commitment and underscores the importance of the market community to the town’s economic and cultural landscape.

“The decision to continue the reduced rent rate aims to facilitate the growth and prosperity of the town’s small local businesses. The reduced rate will be reviewed in the new year to ensure that it remains aligned with the evolving needs of both the market and its traders.

“Traders are a vital part of Market Drayton’s market family, and their presence, unique offerings, and entrepreneurial spirit contribute significantly to the market’s vibrancy and the well-being of the town.”

Market Drayton indoor market is owned by Shropshire Council, and managed on its behalf by LSD Promotions.

For more information about the market, click here.