Derby

Heanor Market stalls treble as rents drop

Market Place, Heanor
Image caption Markets are held in the Market Place

The number of stalls has more than trebled at a Derbyshire market since a traders' association started running it themselves.

Heanor is a market town but the number of stalls at its market had fallen to just four by 2012.

Heanor Traders' Association then took over the running of the market in August after Amber Valley Borough Council approved its business plan.

Rents have been reduced and the market now attracts 15 regular stalls.

Market manager Ella McManus said traders have been telling others about the low rents.

She said: "The traders are talking to other traders - but we need people in Heanor to come and support the market in order to keep it here."

Amber Valley Borough Council hopes bigger markets will attract more people to the town centre as a whole.

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