Wisbech Town Council

Serving the people of Wisbech

Wisbech Town Council Chamber, 1 North Brink

Town Clerk: Terry Jordan
1 North Brink, Wisbech
Cambridgeshire PE13 1JR

Move to Tier 4 - 26 December 2020

Guidance for Market Traders

Having studied the relevant Gov.UK guidance and the latest from NABMA, our conclusion is that we can allow trading at Wisbech Market, after midnight on 25 December 2020, as follows:

• Food and grocery (including confectionary and any types of drink); "catering stalls" can operate on the basis of take-away only

• Household goods (including cleaning products, sanitary products, baby products (but NOT clothing), homewares and home furnishings)

• Hardware supplies (including tools, DIY products, key cutting and batteries for household items)

• Repair services (including mobile phones and shoes)

• Bicycles (including parts and repair services)

• Pet supplies• Newsagents

• Plants (including shrubs and horticultural items but NOT flowers)

• Face coverings.

Traders who sell a mixture of essential and non-essential goods are permitted to sell both sets of goods, providing that there is a reasonable balance in the quantities of each category. In the absence of a more specific definition of "reasonable", the approach being taken by the council is that no less than 50% of a trader's items for sale need to be those from the essential items list and they must have been part of the trader's product range as at midnight on 25 December (when the Tier 4 restrictions take effect). For example, a trader who sells jewellery (which the Government does not deem to be an essential purchase) cannot simply begin selling also a small number of essential items (such as face masks or toilet rolls) to qualify as the trader of essential items.

Car boot sales, whatever items are being sold, do not qualify as essential retail. Consequently, the council will not be operating that activity until further notice.

Also, anyone who has queries at to what trading can take place at Wisbech Market during the period of the Tier 4 restrictions should contact the Town Council office, either by telephone (01945 461333) or e-mail (info@wisbechtowncouncil.gov.uk).

Could you be a Wisbech Market Trader?

Wisbech Town Council is always looking to develop its market offer and welcomes enquiries from established or new traders with goods and services to enhance or improve the service to customers. Trading takes place every day of the week. We have some excellent, established, well-respected traders on-site and are always pleased to offer start-up concessions for new traders.

Please information and application form below. To discuss your requirements, please contact the Town Council.

Market Rent 2020/2021 Monday - Saturday (no change since 2018/2019)

Sunday trading is £5 per stall (pitch availability is on a first-come-first-served basis). Traders have pitch priority over car booters with prior notification of wishing to trade.



3m £12

3m £20

6m £18

6m £30

9m £28

9m £40

12m £38

12m £50

+ £50 (or to be negotiated)

+ to be negotiated

*If licensed you are guaranteed a pitch (barring exceptional circumstances) which you pay for whether in attendance or not. Licensed pitches can be particular days, or seasonal if required, we are happy to discuss any requirements.

**Casual – due to the casual nature, this is a higher rate but you do not pay if not in attendance, and the pitch cannot be guaranteed.



Sundays £5 (extra-large pitches £10) - pitches available on a first-come-first-served basis - setting up from 7am (ALL GOODS MUST BE DISPLAYED ON TABLES OR OTHER SUPPORTS)

COMMERCIAL TRADERS - please book through Wisbech Town Council

SHOPPERS - free unlimited car parking in nearby St Peter's or Somers Road car parks, plus the Horsefair car park (some charges may apply - click here for details).

Sunday car boot £5 or £10

Wisbech Market - good, local, quality produce at good prices