Council Cuts Fees for Traders at Lyric Square

Says it wants to make pitches more affordable and attract newcomers

Hammersmith and Fulham Council has cut the fees charged to traders at the borough's two biggest markets in Hammersmith's Lyric Square and North End Road in Fulham in order to attract newcomers and make pitches more affordable for existing traders.

The council says it has resumed running the Thursday market in Lyric Square to help improve its offering. This means stallholders will now see the price of a pitch cut from as much as £80 a day, to just £50.

The new fees are in line with those charged to stallholders on the council-run Friday market, and will potentially save each trader an average of £800 per year.

Meanwhile at North End Road market in Fulham, new traders are being offered a buy-one-get-one-free deal on stall hire, and reduced fees for six months.

"We were determined to open up these two thriving markets to new traders, while making them more affordable for existing stallholders," said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services.

"We want to do all we can to help small businesses thrive in the borough and make H&F the best place to do business in Europe. This ambition includes encouraging street market traders who provide a great service to residents and often go on to grow their businesses and create even more jobs in the borough."

Find out more at the council's pages on markets.

February 3, 2017