Rent cuts to boost market

RENTS at Mexborough Market are to be discounted in a bid to attract more stalls at the site.

Newcomers are to be offered a stall free on their first visit, get their second visit half price, and their third visit full price.

The fourth visit will be free, the fifth at half price, and from then on full price. Mexborough’s market dates back more than 800 years.

Mayor of Doncaster Peter Davies said: “Improving markets across the borough is one of my priorities.

“This rent offer is a great way for traders to try out Mexborough Market before signing up to a longer-term lease.”

The full market is open is from 9am to 4pm Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Many traders in the Market Hall open six days a week from Monday to Saturday.

A second-hand market is held every Thursday. Anyone interested in taking a stall call 01709 582036.