How to apply for a market licence
Fees and how to apply
Fees for licensed traders
The fees for a licensed trader are as follows:
- One stall £29.80
- Second stall £22.35 (includes 25% discount)
- Third stall or more £14.90 (includes 50% discount)
- One stall £14.90
- Second stall £11.18 (includes 25% discount)
- Third stall or more £7.45 (includes 50% discount)
Monday or Friday
- One stall £24.60
- Second stall £18.45 (includes 25% discount)
- Third stall or more £12.30 (includes 50% discount)
- One stall £12.30
- Second stall £9.23 (includes 25% discount)
- Third stall or more £6.15 (includes 50% discount)
Casual fees for comparison
The rent per stall for a casual trader is currently £34.80 on a Saturday for a prime position (£17.40 in zone two) and £29.40 on a Monday or Friday for a prime position (£14.70 in zone two).
How to apply
Before applying to become a licensed market trader, you will need to have traded on a casual basis on our market for a minimum of three months. After this time you will be invited to become a licensed trader. Two references will normally be required.
Time period for council to normally approve the application
Two months, subject to receipt of satisfactory references.
What happens if your application is not processed by this council within the normal approved time period (tacit consent)
In order to process the application it may be required to consult other external agencies prior to making a decision. However, should you not receive confirmation that your licence application has been granted or rejected within three months of submission you may commence your business as tacit consent applies to this application.
If you have not heard from us in that time period
Please contact Cultural Services
Complaints concerning the process
In the first instance, please contact Cultural Services. An appeal against refusal to issue a licence will go before the Town Centre Manager. If the decision to refuse a licence is upheld, then there are no further methods of appeal. An applicant my wish to use the council's complaints procedure.
Any change in circumstances
Any substantial changes from those detailed in the original application form should be brought to the attention of the council.
Last updated: 26/03/2018 12:03:03