Getting started on Hinckley Market
There are three markets held each week on Monday, Friday and Saturday in Hinckley Town Centre. Hinckley Market is a well balanced market consisting of 40 to 50 outdoor stalls run by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council. The market is kept well balanced by only allowing one or two of each line to be sold. So if you have any unusual products that we have no other trader selling please call Gary Shepherd on 07966 201305.
Alternatively you may apply for a stall by completing an online form. Please note that if you intend to sell food on the stall you will also need to apply for a licence to trade as a food establishment. This may also be done electronically by completing an application for approval of a food business establishment. You will not be able to sell food until this has been approved.
To start trading you will need £5,000,000 public liability and if employees are to work on the stall £10,000,000 employers liability insurance is also required. If you intend to trade as a 'one man band', public liability insurance alone is fine. Proof of this will need to be shown before trading commences.
Stalls are provided and erected by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council. Sizes of the stalls are 3m wide and 3.5m deep with a tabletop serving area of 3m by 1.4m. Top sheets are provided for traders to put on themselves. Back and side sheets can be used but must be clear and need to be supplied by the trader.
The council encourages traders to expand their businesses by offering multi-stall discounts, making it more affordable for traders to have larger stalls.
Hinckley Sunday Market will run from 10am until 2pm in Castle Street on the fourth Sunday of each month from May until September. The Sunday market will specialise in crafts, hobbies, bric-a-brac and fine food.
The market stalls will be left in place on Castle Street following the usual Saturday market. Anyone who wishes to book a pitch should contact Dean Kavanagh, Markets Assistant on 07976 882785. Stalls are priced at £10 each, no general retail will be accepted, only crafts, hobbies, bric-a-brac and fine food. Charities are also invited to book a stall free of charge.
The Hinckley Market website provides more information about the market, its traders and its history.
Last updated: 31/03/2017 09:22