Trading at a market

Council-run markets, types of pitch and costs, apply for a stall at a council market.

Which markets are run by the council?

Beverley Saturday market

  • HU17 8AA, 9am-4pm, Saturdays only
  • See costs and apply.

Pocklington market

  • YO42 2AR, 9am-4pm, Tuesdays only
  • See costs and apply.

Beverley Wednesday market

  • HU17 0DG, 9am-4pm, Wednesdays only
  • See costs and apply.

Bridlington market (charity and event stalls only)

  • YO15 2DN, 9am-4pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • To apply, contact the market’s officer
  • Payment for the appropriate cost is by cheque only. We will send your receipt via post or email.

Beverley Festival of Christmas

Where are the non-council markets?

For locations and details of trading at a non-council market visit the National Market Traders Federation (NMTF) website

Can I trade at a council market?

In order to trade at a council market you must have:

Please note: we do not allow some items to be sold, such as:

  • second-hand electrical goods
  • pre-owned DVDs/CDs
  • offensive weapons, including kitchen knives
  • controlled drugs and tobacco
  • offensive material
  • fake goods. 

This is not a full list and the final decision will be made by the markets officer.

How can I apply for a stall at a council market?

On a casual basis

Please note: casual traders are not guaranteed a particular pitch as they are given on a first come, first served basis.

Step 1- Apply

Do you have public liability insurance up to £5 million?

  • Pay the appropriate costs by credit or debit card over the phone. 
  • We can hand you your receipt on the day of the market, or email or post it to you. 
  • We do not accept cash payments. 

Step 3 – If you want to trade again

  • If you wish to trade again simply call the markets officer to book and pay for a stall in the week before the market. 

On a permanent basis

Please note: you can only become a permanent trader after you have traded as a casual trader for six consecutive weeks. 

Step 1 - Apply

  • Ask your markets officer (in person at the market or get in touch) for an application pack which you should complete and return to us
  • You cannot apply online.

Step 2 – Payment

  • A markets officer will contact you to discuss your application. 
  • Set up a direct debit mandate from the application pack to pay the appropriate costs
  • Traders at Beverley Saturday and Wednesday markets pay over 12 months, and traders at Pocklington market pay over nine months. 

Step 3 – Ceasing to trade

  • There is no minimum or maximum contract length. 
  • If you no longer wish to have a permanent stall please tell us in writing and we will process the cancellation.

How can I contact a market’s officer?

Get in touch
(01482) 395904
Markets officer
Willerby depot
Viking Close
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU10 6DZ