Market stall charges to be frozen in Chesterfield to help secure future

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Rent charges for market traders in Chesterfield are to be frozen to try to secure the future of the town’s outdoor market place.

Charges for traders on the general, flea and farmers’ markets are to remain at current levels and fees for electricity, storage and the promotion of the open market are also being frozen.

Chesterfield market has between 100 and 150 regular traders.

Coun Amanda Serjeant said: “The market is the heart of our town centre and we all want it to remain that way.”

General markets are held every Monday, Friday and Saturday and the flea market is each Thursday.

A farmers’ market is held on the second Thursday of every month and an artisan market on the last Sunday of each month.”