Leighton Buzzard market pitch fees voted by town council

Revised market pitch fees were endorsed following a meeting of Leighton Linslade Town Council's cultural and economic committee yesterday.

Tuesday, 13th March 2018, 10:44 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th March 2018, 11:49 am
Leighton Buzzard

After some criticisms from two market traders who quickly left the meeting, councillors discussed the proposals which have been developed following a consultation which began last May.

Councillors voted in favour of all four recommendations. This means that casual market traders will pay £23 per pitch (3m X 3m), and that any additional space over the maximum of 27 sq m will charged at a rate of 50p per meter.

Traders’ long service will be recognised with 5% fee discounts every five years, eventually running up to a 20% discount after 20 years.

Permanent traders facing higher pitch fees will be charged gradually over a period of months until they are paying the full amount.

See the full story in next week’s Leighton Buzzard Observer.