Trading at the market

Having a stall at the famous Lymington Charter Market is a great opportunity for a local business or small cottage industry. Bespoke items, gifts, unique hand-made crafts and new food products are always welcome.


If you would like to trade at the Lymington Charter Market, please make contact by calling or emailing first for us to review your products and to ensure a balance of trade on the Market.  A pitch cannot be guaranteed:

m: 07585 607358   e: market@lymandpentc.org.uk

The market supervisors are only available to speak to on: 
  • Fridays (6:00pm-8:00pm) 
  • Saturdays (6:00am-6:00pm)

All traders at the Market, whether casual or permanent, must adhere to the Lymington Charter Market Regulations.  

The Market Supervisors have a hard copy available on the day of the market, should you wish to view them. 

Market Regulations Oct 2020 Approved P&R 13 Oct 2020.pdf

On confirmation that your products have been accepted, you will also need to prepare and bring along the following on the day:

  • Own PPE, social distancing signage and hand sanitizer (if you so require, but it's considered good practice still)
  • An in date copy of your Public Liability Insurance up to £5m – please bring along a copy every week or have it accessible on your phone
  • A copy of your Food Hygiene Rating from your Local Authority and Food Safety Level 2 Certificate (if relevant to the product you are selling). Any generator MUST be of a silent version
  • A Temporary Events Notice (TEN) if selling alcohol - available from https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-a-licence/temporary-event-notice/new-forest/apply-1
  • ‘Gas Safe’ certificate if using LPG to cook
  • Have read & understood the Market Regulations (above)
  • Provide your own stall gazebo, weights, tables, lighting etc. 
  • A debit/credit card - as payment for your pitch will be taken on the day by card only - see costs below

To be able to trade on Lymington market you will need to call the market supervisor on the Friday night (before the Saturday you would like to trade) between 6.00-8.00pm on 07585 607358 to confirm your attendance and ask any questions you may have.


PITCH COSTS – CASUAL 

£2.50 per foot (30cm)* 
PLUS

Premiums to pay per 10ft (3m) pitch:

£10         for the period 01 May – 30 September                  

£5           for the period 01 October – 30 April  

Casual stallholders pay on the day by contactless payment directly with the Market Supervisor. This cost includes free car parking in a nearby carpark for stall holders.

* 10ft pitch minimum charge


PITCH COSTS – PERMANENT

  • To become a permanent trader, you are required to trade on the Market as a casual for 6 weeks.  
  • All payments are required by monthly standing order.
  • This cost includes free car parking in a nearby carpark for stall holders.

£2.50 per foot (30cm)* 

No premium to pay. 

Permanent stall holders pay for 44 weeks only.  

8 weeks are free of charge and can be used for holiday, inclement weather etc, this includes the 1st Saturday after Christmas 

* 10ft pitch minimum charge

Example of 10ft Pitch Calculation

£2.50 x 10ft = £25.00 x 44 weeks ÷ 12 months = £91.67.

£91.67 to be paid each month by standing order on the 1st of the month to Lymington & Pennington Town Council.