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Market Trader information

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We are always on the look out for new traders at our markets. Why not find out if market trading could be the ideal job for you?

Market trading allows you to be flexible and take your trade to your customers without being tied into a lease for a shop. You could start by trading just one day a week and then build it into a whole new career!

To become a successful market trader you’ll need to have a good idea and be willing to work hard with early starts and in all weathers. But the rewards are many – fellow market traders are a friendly bunch, there’s a good community spirit and you’ll get to know your customers, developing your products and range to meet their needs.

There is a whole range of information and practical advice available to help you get started. At our markets you do not need to have your own stall as we provide a stall with boards and canopy at Ashby and Brigg.

A good place to start is the National Market Traders Federation (NMTF), a national organisation that represents market traders. You can become a member of this organisation and get the necessary public, product and employer insurance which you will need to trade.

They also run NMTF FIRST, a national training scheme for people starting out as a market trader. It comes with a really useful manual on how to set out your stall and find stock.

Becoming a market trader is a low-risk, low cost way to turn your business dream into reality. Some of the country’s most successful high street names started out on a market stall – Morrison’s, Marks and Spencer and Dunelm Mill to name a few!

For details of current stall vacancies at any of our markets across North Lincolnshire, please contact the Markets team on newmarket@northlincs.gov.uk

 

Further information

When:  Thursday

Where: Outdoor market on Broadway, Ashby High Street

How much: Rates start at £9.14 per stall

For details of current stall vacancies at Ashby Market, contact the Markets Team on 01724 297816 or email markets@northlincs.gov.uk.

When: Thursday

Where: Street market in the Market Place and on Wrawby Street with 328 car parking spaces offering two hours free parking within a two minute walk

How much: £14 per stall

A traditional street market in the historic town of Brigg. Stalls are erected for you and come complete with canopy and boards.

We particularly welcome applications to trade in: menswear, fabrics, collectables, art, music and DVDs, T-shirts, sports clothing, bicycle accessories, lighting, toys and locksmiths.

For details of current stall vacancies at Brigg Market, contact the Markets Team on 01724 297816 or email markets@northlincs.gov.uk.

When:  Tuesday to Saturday (the Food Court is open from Tuesday to Saturday too)

Where: Two-floor indoor market next to the bus station with a multi-storey car park adjoined offering two hours free parking

How much: Rates start at £30 per stall

For details of stall vacancies at St John’s Market or for further information, please contact the Markets Team on 07814162518 or email newmarket@northlincs.gov.uk.

Farmers’ and speciality markets
Opportunities for producers to have a stall at our speciality or farmers’ markets.

The Market Traders’ Charter [PDF, 887Kb] is an agreement between North Lincolnshire Council and the individual traders at all the markets that we operate across the area.

The Charter incorporates the rules and regulations and aims to build upon good working relationships between the council and traders.

All our market traders sign up to the Charter [PDF, 887Kb].

If you want to run a market, car boot sale, or hold an event in North Lincolnshire that has five or more stalls, you must apply for an Occasional Market Consent. This includes events in schools, village halls or other buildings.

Consent for an occasional market will not be granted if COVID-19 has not been included within your risk assessment. For further advice please refer to the Government guidelines on working safely during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Markets play a vital role in the local economy and we want to see more of them in North Lincolnshire. Whilst we want to encourage more markets to take place in North Lincolnshire, we must ensure that they are safe and enjoyable places to visit.

You can apply for consent online. If you would like to discuss your application with the Events team before making an application, please contact us. We can provide you with policies, procedures, guidance notes and risk assessment templates if required.

You may also need to apply to the Event Safety Advisory Group, for example if you are expecting more than 500 people at your event.

Fees and charges for Occasional Market Consent applications

Organisers of charity and not-for-profit events will not have to pay any fees except for a £10 administration charge per application. (You apply for more than one event per application.)

The following fees and charges, plus VAT, will be applied to any market operator who is making a profit from the market, where this is not donated to a charity. All applications are subject to an additional £10 administration charge.

  • Less than 15 stalls

Single market £30
Up to six markets per year £150
Between six and 12 markets per year £240
12 or more markets per year £360

  • 15 to 24 stalls

Single market £50
Up to six markets per year £180
Between six and 12 markets per year £280
12 or more markets per year £410

  • 25 to 34 stalls

Single market £70
Up to six markets per year £210
Between six and 12 markets per year £320
12 or more markets per year £460

  • 35 to 44 stalls

Single market £90
Up to six markets per year £240
Between six and 12 markets per year £360
12 or more markets per year £510

  • 45 to 54 stalls

Single market £110
Up to six markets per year £270
Between six and 12 markets per year £400
12 or more markets per year £560

  • 55 to 100 stalls

Single market £130
Up to six markets per year £300
Between six and 12 markets per year £440
12 or more markets per year £610

North Lincolnshire Council and market trader representatives meet quarterly to discuss matters and suggest improvements to markets operated by North Lincolnshire Council

Minutes of previous meetings