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North Lincolnshire Markets Policy

North Lincolnshire Markets Policy

Thinking of holding a market or car boot or tabletop sale in North Lincolnshire? 

Markets play a vital role in the local economy and we want to see more of them in North Lincolnshire. But whilst we want to encourage more markets in North Lincolnshire, we must make sure that they are safe and enjoyable places to visit. 

If you want to run a market, car boot sale, or hold an event in North Lincolnshire that has five stalls or more, you must apply for a Market Consent. 

This includes indoor events in schools, village halls or other buildings. Organisers of charity and not for profit events will not have to pay any fees and our staff can help you fill in the simple application form.

The pilot policy was introduced in April 2012. We revised it after asking the voluntary sector and market organisers for their views. We adopted the new policy in August 2013. 

There are two main changes to the policy. We have created a protected area around established car boot sales and general markets so that someone cannot set up a new, regular market that might take trade away.

Some small charitable events do not need to apply, but this is only where all the goods are donated, there is no charge for a pitch and all the money from things that are sold goes to charity. 

To make it simpler to apply, we have also produced guidance notes. All the documents you need can be downloaded from this page. 

Our friendly staff are here to help, so if you have any questions, please contact us.

                      Apply for occasional market consent


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Last updated: 18/05/2016