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Trading on the Open Markets
Nottingham City Council operate open markets at Bilborough, Bulwell, Clifton, Hyson Green and St Ann's. Traders have to provide their own stalls and erect and dismantle them each trading day.
All the stalls on each of the open markets are permanently allocated to licensed traders who attend the market every week. If you wish to attend the market as a trader you must first register as a casual trader. Each trading day is treated as a separate market so you will need to register for each day that you wish to trade from, not just each market.
The Application Form [399kb] that you complete is an application to be included on the casual list, not an application for a permanent market stall. Casual allocations are made at each of the markets at 8.30 a.m. You must make sure your name is on the casual list held by the Market Officer, who is available at the market from 8.15 a.m.
On your first attendance you must provide two forms of identity with your name and address (i.e. household bills or bank statements) and proof of third party liability insurance.
Casual stall allocations are subject to the availability of vacant stalls at the market and the balance of goods sold from the market. This means that if the goods you wish to sell are already sold at the market it is unlikely that your application will be successful. Stalls allocated on a daily, or casual, basis are based on seniority - that is, those traders who have been attending the market longest receive the highest priority.
An attendance record is kept to ensure fair allocation. All traders must comply with the General Market Regulations [25kb]. Some markets will have specific regulations that traders need to comply with and these are available from the Market Officer.
Bulwell (Council stalls)
Bulwell (Self erect)
(*Prices are per 30cm of frontage)