Budding entrepreneurs are being given the opportunity to show off their wares at Shambles Market in Stroud.

Stroud District Council will extend the market to newcomers at a reduced rate on Friday, June 6.

The specially extended market will spill in to St Laurence’s Church Yard to accommodate as many stalls as possible, as the council offers businesses market stalls for just £2 for the whole day.

Mike Towson, facilities management officer for Stroud District Council, said: “With so many people taking up self-employment this is a great opportunitiy for businesses to showcase their wares to shoppers in the town centre for a tiny fee.

"It’s ideal for businesses selling items such as clothes and gifts, but we’ve also had people selling art and bric-a-brac in the past.

"We’re hoping people will spread the word and as many small businesses as possible take up the offer.”

Anyone interesting in taking up a stall should call market supervisor, Ken Stevens, on 07515 392958.

Space is strictly limited so booking early is advisable.

The annual event is part of the national ‘Love Your Local Market’ campaign.