Hello, and thank you for your interest in our markets.
Here is the general information that you need to decide whether or not our markets are right for you. We are always looking to include more quality ARTISTS, MAKERS AND TRADERS to add to our team.
The Joining Process
A single pitch is a 3m x 3m space. Unless otherwise stated in advance, we will provide you with a 3m x 3m blue and white gazebo with side sheets and weights as necessary.
You will need to provide display tables and stands as required.
You will have to provide your own Public Liability Insurance to the value of £5m.
Pitch fees start from £40 per day dependent on size and location.
A booking is only confirmed when your Application has been officially accepted and payment has been received.
Pitch fees must be paid 3 weeks in advance of the start date through the Southern Market Traders Website Payment Facility – but please do not try to pay before your application has been accepted.
Once accepted, a trader will be offered a four market trial period to assess the suitability of the market for their product.
During the trial period, either the trader or the organiser (Southern Market Traders) may terminate the agreement.
At the end of the trial, the trader will be required to pay a two market deposit to secure a place on a permanent basis. This deposit will be retained, with the trader paying rent in advance for each market until such time as the trader wishes to give notice to quit. At this time there will be a two market rent free notice period to use the deposit. Deposits are not refundable.
Once your application is approved and your notice period is over, you will be able to book a pitch using the Payment Facility for all future bookings.
You will be sent joining instructions by email in advance of each market.
Arrival times are staggered according to stall numbers to ensure that the set up procedure runs as smoothly as possible. In this way the movement of trader vehicles into and out of the market area can be managed to prevent congestion.
You can be asked to arrive to set up at a market in half hour time slots from 7.30 a.m. Vehicles must be off site before 09.00 a.m. Trading is typically from 10.00 a.m. till 4.00 p.m. (unless otherwise specified in the market detail). Vehicles will be permitted to return for break down only at close of trade and not before.
Where available electricity is charged at £5 per day if required.
At each venue the gazebos will be put up in situ before traders arrive on site.
There will be a market manager who will be responsible for dealing with trader and public enquiries, issues and liaison with local stores and trading officials.
Any decision to cancel the market due to inclement weather or incident will be taken by the manager.
Catering at Art and Antiques Street Markets
At some venues high quality street food outlets are welcome, particularly in vintage or retro vehicles that will add character to the market of the day.
If you are a CATERER on one of our markets you must:
- Be registered with the local authority for your home address
- Have a valid Food Hygiene Certificate for yourself and any member of staff.
- Have Gas Safe Certificate as required
- Have PAT Certificates for all electrical equipment that you use.
- Complete a Risk Assessment before starting to trade.
- Provide your own tables and chairs if required and pay for the space accordingly
Where Are Our Markets?
We manage, or deliver under license many markets across Hampshire, Dorset and Surrey, you can see the detail of the different venues by following the links:
If you wish to be included on our database as an approved trader you will need to complete the following:
You will need to submit supporting documentation with your application. These can be scanned and copy emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent by post to Southern Market Traders –Art and Antiques Applications, Unit 5 The Oakwood Centre, Downley Road, Havant, Hants, PO9 2NP
When your application is approved you will be contacted either by phone or by email to arrange the details of pitch and venue and to agree payment details.
GOOD LUCK! We look forward to hearing from you.