Independent Lincoln traders will welcome the arrival of their own Knight of the Charter during a weekend of Easter activities around the city.
The Independent Traders Knight celebrates small businesses and market traders and what they have to offer with every local trader represented by an icon on the knight.
With two regeneration projects currently taking place – the £30 million Lincoln Transport Hub and Lincolnshire Co-op’s £12 million Cornhill Quarter redevelopment- traders have faced months of disruption.
Along with the City of Lincoln Council, local traders are spreading the word that they’re very much open for business and they’ve got an extra special knight to back them for Easter,
Neil Bhalla, owner of Dollar Jeans in Sincil Street, said: “The smaller businesses are the heart of the city and we mustn’t forget that. We offer something unique other stores don’t offer. The independent shops are what make Lincoln unique. It’s about providing a good service and a pleasant environment.
“You can see the transport hub coming together. The development is tremendous, you can see the steelwork for the bus station and the car park. For us as a business it’s nice to see it coming together after a long wait. It’s quite promising.”
People can see the Knight of the Charter on display in the market this Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, where a range of free Easter activities are also on offer.
The knight will join the rest of the Knights’ Trail on display across the city from May 20.
An egg hunt will also take place on Good Friday and Easter Saturday in the Sincil Street and Waterside South area between 10am and 4pm with a variety of prizes up for grabs.
Free face painting is also available between 12pm and 3pm each day.