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Market Trader information

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Find out about market trading in North Lincolnshire, how much a stall costs and how to apply for a market stall.

Trading on local markets

North Lincolnshire Council runs three local markets at Ashby, Brigg and Scunthorpe. We also have a monthly farmers’ market in Brigg as well as speciality markets throughout the year.

Applying for a market stall

We are always on the look out for new traders at our markets. 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.

Contact us on markets@northlincs.gov.uk or 01724 297816 for details of stall vacancies or if you have any questions.

Further information

There’s plenty of information to help you get started. 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. This includes a useful manual on how to set out your stall and find stock.

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, please contact us.

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.

For details of current stall vacancies at Brigg Market, please contact us.

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 us.

To find out about our farmers’ markets and events see our speciality markets and key events section.

Apply for a stall

If you are interested in having a stall at any of our regular or speciality markets please contact us.

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.

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. For further details or for copies of the latest minutes please contact us.