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Mansfield’s New Market

Since Mansfield's market charter was first granted in 1227, there has been a tradition of great outdoor markets in our town. The main market hosts many stalls offering something for everyone and wonderful food available at the market place food court.

 

 

From April 2016, you'll see a fresh new look at Mansfield Market - a market that has much to offer with farm-fresh, high quality produce, friendly service and value for money.

We're working hard to bring more traders to Mansfield and increasing the range of products. From crafts and haberdashery to homeware and clothing, there's never been a better time to check out the market.

What's more there will be:

  • full market five days a week (Tuesday to Saturday)
  • a car boot sale on the first Sunday of each month (May to November)
  • Covent Garden entertainers on the last Saturday of the month
  • a performance area at the front of the Old Town Hall for local entertainers
  • Live Mansfield 103.2 radio broadcasts three days a week from the Market Place
  • Plus an improved food court.

Local entertainers can book their spot on the stage for free by calling 01623 463818 or email markets@mansfield.gov.uk

Events

 

There's lots happening over the coming months. Just some of the events coming up include:

  • 18 May - Baby and Children's Market
  • 20 May - Celebrating Real Bread Week
  • 21 May - Craft Market
  • 28 May - Family Fun Day with Covent Garden Entertainment
  • 9 June - Mansfield District Council International street market in Mansfield Market Place
  • 10-12 June - International street market in Mansfield Market Place
  • 12 June - Queen's 90th Birthday Street Party
  • 18 June - Young people's market with the Girl Guides
  • 19 June - Father's Day, Four Seasons Buzzy B Club
  • 24 June - Cookery demonstration by Mansfield District Council to celebrate Wimbledon
  • 25 June - Covent Garden Entertainment
  • 26 June - Armed Forces Day

We will also be celebrating Love Your Local Market fortnight (17 May to 31 May) with a host of activities aimed at the whole family. Wide ranging activities include a Maypole dancing workshop, a chance to meet furry friends from White Post Farm as well as crocheting sessions with Yankee Yarns.

Don't forget to keep an eye on our social media feeds for all the latest news and watch this page for regular updates.

What will I find on Mansfield Market?

 

The market has so much to offer from fresh fruit and veg, plants, flowers and sweets to babywear, ladies fashions, cosmetics and perfumes and many more. Click on the lists below to see what products you'll be able to see each day.

pdf icon Tuesday Market Layout [357kb]
pdf icon Wednesday Market Layout [349kb]
pdf icon Thursday Market Layout [357kb]
pdf icon Friday Market Layout [358kb]
pdf icon Saturday Market Layout [358kb]

How to become a trader

 

Interested in becoming a trader? Please click on the pdf icon Market stall charges [122kb] to find out more about the cost of renting a stall on the market. Don't forget we offer discounts when traders use more than one stall and we also have our popular kipper season from 1 January to 31 March where during this period all rates are reduced by £5. New traders who stand for up to three month's continuous paid trading, receive one week free for each month.

On your first day you will be allocated a stall at 8am. You will be met by a council officer wearing a hi-vis vest in the morning, who will let you know which stalls are available to you. You will need to bring some photographic identification such as a passport. You will also need to provide proof of public liability insurance and if you employ a member of staff you will also need employer's liability insurance. Casual traders can also book a vacant stall in advance and set up at 7am. 

You can drive onto the market place in order to set up your stall.  However, vehicles must be removed by 9.30am and must not return onto the market place until 4pm. We provide free car parking passes for the Robin Hood Line Car Park.

For all the details about trading on Mansfield Market check out our pdf icon Market traders handbook [310kb] and pdf icon Market traders procedure [88kb]

If you're interested in becoming a casual trader. You can apply for a casual stall before attending the market by completing the pdf icon Licence for casual traders application form [441kb] and emailing this form to markets@mansfield.gov.uk

Regular traders

 

If after a few weeks you wish to become a regular trader one will be allocated to you which will mean that you can set up on your regular stall straight away. Stalls are allocated every two weeks. You can view the pdf icon Stalls available for rent [538kb] and you can apply for a regular stall by completing a pdf icon Licence for regular traders application form [316kb].

New traders

 

If you're thinking of having a stall, there's a FREE start for new stallholders bringing the products we need.

We are looking for new product lines to join our new and improved market including: crafts; household and gardening; haberdashery; hair and beauty; health products; crockery; soft furnishing; party goods; and clothing.

We have a long list so please get in touch to find out about our 12 months free incubation units for traders bringing these to our market. Download the rules for incubation stall holders and see if you qualify. Call us on 01623 463818 or email markets@mansfield.gov.uk for details.


FREE training and support for traders

 

All new traders can access support and advice from our market trading specialist. Keeley Flint is an established and well respected market trader with more than 20 years of experience. Keeley's Market Masterclass is FREE to new traders at Mansfield Market and she can offer tailored support for established stall holders who are looking to make more of their sales and marketing.

The Market Masterclass details are:

Thursday 28 April 2016
Mansfield i-Centre, Oakham Business Park, NG18 5BR 
From 9.30am to 4.30pm
To register call Keeley on 07446 054223 visit www.howtostartamarketstall.com or email keeley@howtostartamarketstall.com

 

The Real Deal

 

We are committed to quality at Mansfield Market. Buyers should be confident that good purchased here are legitimate, safe and as described. So, The Real Deal campaign is very important to us. The project is managed by Nottinghamshire County Council and aims to tackle the problem of illegal products being sold on markets.

Goods not welcome on Mansfield Market include:

  • stolen goods
  • counterfeit goods
  • unsafe goods
  • tobacco products (duty unpaid)
  • alcoholic goods
  • offensive weapons
  • fireworks
  • items of a pornographic nature

If you are concerned that illegal goods are being sold, please contact us on 01623 463733 or Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards.