Fulbeck Craft Centre offers support to crafters following concerns over road closure affecting business
Artisans have been supported by a council after they raised concerns that a road closure sign would deter people from visiting a market’s anniversary event this weekend.
Fullbeck Artisan Market, at Fulbeck Craft Centre and the Crafty Cafe, Lincoln Road, Fulbeck is celebrating one year in business this Saturday, November 11.
Lincoln Road has a road closed sign in place, which is set to be removed this Sunday, November 12, however, artisans are worried customers think the market is closed.
Following the concerns, Lincolnshire County Council councillor Alex Maughan has arranged for signs to be put out this Friday to let drivers know that the market can be accessed.
“We just want people to know that we are still here and running,” said Elizabeth Hunt, full-time silver jeweller at the craft centre.
“The constant closures, 10 weeks in 18 months, has made trading very difficult and we are keen to let everyone know we are open as usual.”
The market is home to an in-house woodworker, master saddler, artist and jeweller, and offers gifts, kits, artwork, cards and more, as well as homecooked meals and cakes.
It has grown from 18 to 56 stalls in its first year.
At the last market, it had around 1,300 visitors and it is expected this week will be even bigger and better.
The jeweller added: “I am very proud of the whole team and to see how the market has grown in a year is fantastic.
“The market is the perfect place to get the Christmas shopping started so it is well worth a visit.”
The free entry artisan market will be open from 10am to 3pm.