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Market trading stalls and licensing

You need a licence to become a market trader.

We are not currently accepting applications for market stall licences.

The general market (Market Square)

Availability is on a week-to-week basis. You must complete a market stall licence application form (available below).

You must be able to begin trading within 28 days of submitting your application. If you are a new food business you must have registered with your local authority – find out more about food business registration.

  • A stall at Market Square costs as little as £10 per day, depending on location and day of the week
  • An additional premium is charged for hot food traders and casual trading (for existing traders)
  • Hot food traders must use flame-retardant sheeting that complies with BS7837 to cover non-serving aspects of their stall. We can provide appropriate sheeting, subject to availability, for a deposit of £150
  • License amendment costs £30

Stalls come with:

  • two power points
  • a 16-amp fuse
  • stall framework and top sheet
  • cardboard recycling
  • refuse facility
  • washroom facility


General market layout

The image below shows the layout of the stalls in Market Square, and the price bands.


Mondays and Tuesdays

  • Premium: £21.15
  • Standard: £10

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

  • Premium: £21.15
  • Standard: £17.50

Saturdays and Sundays

  • Premium: £40.61
  • Standard: £33.36

Additional fees

  • Hot-food premium: £7.51
  • Casual trading premium: £5
  • Storage unit: £18.03

Vehicle access

  • There's no parking for market traders.
  • Unloading times are from 6.30 to 9.30am, and your vehicle must be removed after unloading.
  • Loading is permitted after 4pm.

All Saints Garden art and craft market


  • Weekdays: £15.86
  • Saturdays: £33.56

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