How do I apply for a stall?
To apply for either a permanent or plaza stall, please fill in a permanent stallholder application form or a plaza stallholder application form. Once your form is received it will be assessed against the market criteria for suitability. If your application is approved, we will contact you with details of current stall availability. If you would like to discuss your application before sending in your form please contact us.
What can I sell from a stall?
The stalls are available for market traders looking to sell fresh food & locally sourced goods, as well as a range of other products and services that you would expect to find at any market. We particularly encourage local, Fair Trade, free range and organic produce, and other goods that demonstrate a considerate approach to the environment. If you would like to discuss whether your product would be suitable, please contact us.
What does it cost to hire a permanent stall?
Costs for a permanent stall vary depending on the size and location of the stall. On average, rents are £15.50 per sq ft (per annum) and service charges £3.75 per sq ft (per annum). You will be expected to pay electricity and water per metered usage. You will also be responsible for the internal upkeep and decoration of your stall including your own external signage, which must be in accordance with the market style guidance.
What does it cost to hire a plaza stall?
Plaza stalls cost:
Monday to Wednesday £5.00
Thursday to Friday £8.00
NB: Stalls available as part of an external event are hired out by the event organiser and charges are at their discretion. If you would like to hire a stall as part of an event, please contact the event organiser directly.
When can I access my stall?
You can access your stall between 7am – 7pm on weekdays and 9am – 5.30pm on Saturdays and Bank Holidays. There is no access outside of these hours (including for deliveries).
What is expected of stallholders?
Stallholders are expected to abide by the market regulations as outlined in the application pack. In general we expect stallholders to supply and sell good quality products; show knowledge of the sourcing of their product; be honest in all dealings; ensure their stall is tidy and well presented; open at all times during the mandatory market hours (9am – 5pm on weekdays; 10am – 5pm on Saturdays and Bank Holidays) and conduct themselves in a polite and professional manner.
How can I access my stall to unload my stock or take deliveries?
Loading and unloading facilities are available on Francis Street with easy access through to the stalls. The market square will be vehicle free during market hours. Delivery times are 7am – 7pm weekdays and 9am – 5.30pm on Saturdays and Bank Holidays.
What will the Open Market provide for stallholders?
The Open Market team will provide the full time management and cleaning of the market, with a senior member of staff on site at all times; CCTV security coverage; waste disposal; toilet facilities; regular management/stallholder meetings; daily inspection of stalls to maintain standards; regular advertising & PR campaigns; a dedicated web site giving full information on the market and its events.