August 25, 2011 2.33 pm This story is over 152 months old

Traders put on street fete on The Strait

Fun fete: Traders on The Strait are putting together a fun day for Lincolnites, in an effort to drive up business in the area.

A new event is taking place this weekend in Lincoln, at the foot of Steep Hill, promising food, drink, music and entertainment.

The Strait is a small area near the city centre, running from the bottom of Steep Hill to the beginning of the High Street (by Yak Clothing).

Called The Fete on The Strait, taking place on Saturday between 10am and 4pm, the event offers chance to relax and enjoy a Pimms Bar and also listen to music provided by local buskers with face-painting on offer for children.

The group of business that can be found along the Strait have formed a traders association, BOTH (Bottom of the Hill) and aim to work together to draw people to the area, making it more enticing for shoppers.

Richard Shucksmith, from Strait’s Brasserie, is involved in organising the event and is hoping for great weather and plenty of visitors.

Shucksmith said: “This is the first event of its kind and we are hoping to run a fete every season.”

Another organiser, Richard Baxter, owner of Goodies sweetshop, added that at least 20 street stalls have been booked and the event is aiming to impact the area.

“We are aiming to put funds raised from this towards the regeneration of our area, through the addition of street furniture,” said Baxter.

No tickets are needed and the event will be opened by Lincoln’s Mayor Councillor Kathleen Brothwell.