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Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre hosts a market on six days a week and on this page you will find information on how to book a stall on the various markets that are held.  If you are looking for more general information about Newcastle's market please go to Visit Newcastle-under-Lyme .

In recent years the market, known locally as The Stones, benefited from a major upgrading designed to improve the customer experience of the market and to provide new permanent stalls for the traders.

Set in the High Street, at the heart of Newcastle town centre, the market benefits from being in a busy retail area that is close to the bus station and taxi ranks.  There are town centre car parks nearby.

Each stall has a covered canopy area of 4.5 metres deep and three metres wide (15ft x 10ft)*, with a countertop of three metres wide and 1.2 metres deep (10ft x 4ft)*.  The countertops can be removed to create a more flexible trading space and a small area next to each canopy is allowed for trader displays.  As well as this, there are approximately six additional trading pitches on the market (depending on the size required) that can be used for trading, mobile displays or promotional activity and a small number of street trading pitches that are located in the Ironmarket nearby.

*All measurements are approximate due to individual manufacturing tolerances

The markets

The General Market

The general market is held four times a week on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.  It operates from 9am to 4pm each day selling a wide range of goods. Stalls are available from £20 on Monday, Friday and Saturday and from £11 every Wednesday. Introductory stall fee discounts are available for traders that are new to the general market or are selling goods that are not already available on the market. In addition to the spaces for regular trading there are stalls and trading pitches available for daily, weekly or seasonal use for both sales and promotional activity.  Please contact the market supervisor for further details.

The Antiques Market

The antiques market is operated by the Antique Forum Group every Tuesday, opening from 8am to 3pm, selling a range of antiques, collectables and vintage items.  Stalls cost £15 per day.

The Flea Market

The flea market is operated by the Antique Forum Group every Thursday, opening from 8am to 3pm, selling a range of bric-a-brac and collectable items.  Stalls cost £10 per day.

The Farmers' Market

The Farmers' Market is held on the third Friday of each month around the Guildhall and alongside the general market.  It opens from 9am to 2.30pm, bringing together food from local and regional producers and also periodic craft and creative makers. Stalls cost from £20 per day.

The annual Charity and Plant Market

The Charity and Plant Market takes place on the Spring Bank Holiday in May each year.  It is an opportunity for charities of all kinds to promote good causes and raise funds.  Stalls are available at no cost to the charity.

How to book a stall

For stall enquiries on the general market, trading pitches, farmers market and annual charity and plant market, please contact the market supervisor by telephone on 01782 620519 or 07771 568172 or email markets@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk. Casual traders are welcome on the general market but, please, call in advance to check stall availability. Stalls on the farmers market always need to be booked in advance. You can also complete the stall enquiry form.

For stall enquiries on the antique market or flea market contact the Antique Forum Group by telephone on 07497 068164 or email info@antiqueforumgroup.com. Casual traders are welcome but please book in advance. You can also complete the stall enquiry form.

What information will you need to provide?

  • Proof of identity, such as a passport or driving licence.
  • Proof of address, such as utility bill or credit card statement.
  • Proof of minimum £5m public liability insurance.
  • Details of what you want to sell.
  • If you are a food trader, evidence of your registration as a food business

New to market trading?

If you are new to market trading you can find links to sources of help and information on the Business Start Up Advice page of the Council’s website.

You can also try these useful links:-

The National Market Traders Federation (External Link)

Start Ups UK (External Link)


Last updated 29 October 2018

 
 
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