Thank you for your interest in Skirlington. There are a few things that you need to know, so please read carefully the information below. If you have any queries please come to the market office on a Sunday. The office is situated at the main entrance off the car park. Alternatively contact us via the contact form/telephone or email address. More Information and an application form (all traders are required to complete this) can be found here:Market Trader Information and Application Indoor Market Booking System We have a limited number of 10 foot stalls available to pre-book. This can only be done the week before attendance. To Pre-book one of our new Indoor Market Stalls, please download the Application Form Here (Click link to open), complete and email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can call or email to book on (subject to availability).
Regular Trader Rates.Regular Traders pay one week in advance to secure their pitch. Rental for that pitch is due every week with the exception of January when we are closed. Back Rent must be paid for weeks missed. Should you choose to leave, the last week is free to repay the week in advance.
Seasonal Rental Scheme for Regular Outside Traders. January -CLOSED No rent payable October-February £2.50 per foot March £3.50 per foot April-September £4.00 per foot Christmas Event £4.00 per foot Seasonal Rental Scheme for Regular Inside Traders January - CLOSED No rent payable October-February £2.50 per foot March £3.00 per foot April-September £3.50 per foot Christmas Event £3.50 per foot Casual Trader Rates Casual Traders do not trade from a regular pitch, and are sited where we have a suitable space (subject to availability). All Casual traders pay an additional 50p per foot (on above rates)
Opening Hours. March to October 9am – 4pm November to February 9am-3pm We have strict rules in place for all stalls to be open and ready for trade by 9am. You must remain fully open until 3pm/4 pm as per Opening hours above. This is due to Health & Safety factors and for the good of the market.
Please Note: Any person found opening late or packing away early will receive a £15 fine the following week, any further occurrences will mean you are asked to stop trading at the site.
Registration, Legal Requirements and Insurance. Traders; We will require an in date copy of your Public Liability Insurance Certificate (or your Policy Number and Renewal Date), Risk Assessment and you will need to complete a registration form. There is a Fire Plan available on site and it is your responsibility to familiarise your self with this plan. Any Traders erecting their own stall/Gazebo must ensure it is fit for purpose, structurally sound, anchored down and follow manufacturers safety guidelines. Indoor traders are required to have a small in-date fire extinguisher.
Caterers; We will require an in date copy of your Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessment (including Fire Risk Assessment)and PSSR certificate (if using pressurised systems such as coffee machines). All electrical items must be PAT tested and Gas items must have a Gas Safety Certificate. Caterers must hold suitable Fire Fighting equipment and be trained how to use them. Any seating provided must be fit for purpose and not interfere with designated walkways. Caterers must also provide relevant Allergen Information to the public. We require copies of all listed documents to be kept on file.
General Information Inside Traders; Please note that inside traders who sign up for a regular inside stall are required to open every Sunday (with the exception of Christmas Week and January). If this is not possible, your stock must be removed on the Sunday as we cannot have closed up/empty stalls while we are open to the public.
Christmas Event; It is compulsory to decorate your stall and dress in appropriate costume for the Skirlington Christmas Event. There are plenty of great value decorations and costumes available on line. If you are not prepared to participate then your stall must be cleared (no rent will be charged for that day) and we can allocate the stall to a trader who is beneficial to the celebrations. Specified Rental rates apply to this day (see above). To pre-book a casual pitch for the event please apply on the Special Events page. Full payment in advance is required to secure your pitch.
Parking; The trader’s car park is located at the old animal farm site which is adjacent to the petticoat lane area of the market. Petticoat lane runs down the left hand side of the indoor market (approaching from the main car park). To access the trader’s car park, drive past the car boot entrance and take the next left and continue past the car boot toilet block. This will lead you into the trader’s park.
Refuse; There are facilities for cardboard recycling and general refuse bins. The trader must flatten any cardboard and bag up any general refuse and place in the correct bin. The bins are located in the trader’s car park. Ensure all food waste is removed from stalls. Food waste attracts vermin and can lead to stock damage. Please note this is monitored by CCTV.
Market Regulations; Outside traders are required to have a green and white striped tarpaulin stall cover. Gazebo style stalls are welcome (must be fit for purpose, erected properly and secured) and are exempt from the green and white regulation. Stall covers are not permitted inside.
For more information about this or any other questions please contact Tom 07742 275196 or Mark 07502 487175.