10 June 2013 Lincolnshire Trading Standards is cracking down on the sale of counterfeit and illegal goods at markets and car boot sales across the county.
25 markets across the county have signed up to the Real Deal, a charter which aims to ensure safe and fair trading, being coordinated by Lincolnshire County Council.
Angela Kane, senior trading standards officer at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “In a bid to make Lincolnshire’s markets fake free, we are encouraging markets to sign up to the Real Deal Market Charter: making a commitment to safe and fair trading at their markets.
“Local markets are at the heart of our communities, so we need to keep both the traders and shoppers safe.
“Visitors and shoppers can rest assured that if they buy an item from one of the 25 markets across Lincolnshire, accredited with the Real Deal Charter, the item will not be counterfeit, illegal or dangerous.”
The Markets signed up to the Real Deal are:
• Addlethorpe Car Boot Sale
• Grantham Market
• Bourne Market
• Stamford Market
• Ten Acres Car Boot sale, Skegness
• Burgh Le Marsh Car Boot Sale, Burgh Le Marsh, Skegness
• Strawberry Field Car Boot Sale, A52 Chapel St Leonards
• Gainsborough Market
• Central Market, Sincil Street, Lincoln
• Glen Park Market, Ingoldmells
• Ingoldmells Market, Ingoldmells
• Alford Market
• Mablethorpe Market
• Crowland Market
• Spalding Market
• Holbeach Market
• Long Sutton Market
• Stickney Car Boot Sale
• Spilsby Market
• Horncastle Market
• Louth Market
• Banovallum Car Boot Sale
• Boston Market
• Boston Auctions
• Wainfleet Market
To find out more about the Real Deal, visit www.realdealmarkets.co.uk or call Lincolnshire Trading Standards on 01522 782 050.