Here you’ll find links to our Portas Pilot plans in detail, a record of our high street ‘Before Portas’ and the stories of business community volunteers who instigated this group in January 2012. Everything achieved by the group so far (the bid, the bid video, the Extraordinary Pop up market and the ongoing social media activity) has been achieved without funding.

Mary Portas commenting on our Extraordinary Popup Market, 18th May 2012

We have got this far through many, many people donating their time and talents to the town.

Click to read all about

The winning bid

The Funding

The Back Story and our Portas Blog Archive

The Market Rasen Business Group (MR BIG) Founders

A photo record of the town “Before” Portas



2 thoughts on “Portas

  1. tim jones


    We produce Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese on our farm near Alford and would be interested in attending your markets on an intermittant or regular basis with our selection artisan cheeses. Please could you let me know whether this is possible and if so how we go about applying.

    Many thanks

    1. admin Post author

      Thanks for getting in touch. We’re always keen to welcome new traders on our markets and they always booked only a month in advance of the previous one so everyone has a chance of getting a pitch on a first come, first served basis following booking forms sent out from a previous market. Good to have you onboard. Anyone wanting to receive a booking form must register as a market trader here http://marketrasenguide.co.uk/register-online/market-trader/


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