How are traders chosen?
Firstly, applications are grouped into categories i.e. hot food, cakes, candles, vintage clothing.
The applications are then assessed against our product criteria – uniqueness, quality, presentation and suitability. Traders that meet the criteria are then offered a place on the market. If applications do not meet the criteria, then the category is left unfilled
What happens if I’m successful?
If successful you will be registered with Lewisham Council’s Street Trading department. You will need to bring:
– proof of National Insurance Number
– proof of public liability insurance
– two forms of identification, (i.e driving licence and utility bill)
– your photo will be taken at the office
Do I have to buy a stall?
No, stalls are provided
What size is the stall?
Please see application forms as this varies with each location
How much does it cost to trade?
The cost to trade is £35
Do I need any licenses or permissions to be able to sell on the day?
All traders must have public liability insurance and employer’s liability insurance.
If you sell food then you must have a food hygiene certificates
Where do I get public liability insurance?
You can try Combined Market Traders Insurance Association on 020 8500 8489
Hayes Parsons on 020 8500 8489 and National Market Traders’ Federation on 01226 74902
Can I just show up on the day?
No, you must register in advance and pay in advance
Will there be lots of stalls selling the same things as me?
Trading space is limited for this market and we aim to have as much variety as possible. At present we have enough West Indian food, cakes, candles and soaps. However, if you can show that your product is significantly superior or unique then we would encourage you to apply
What hours will the market run?
Please see application forms as this varies at each location
Is there an electricity supply?
There is no electricity onsite. If you are a food trader you can try http://m.e-outdoor.co.uk/3385/products/gelert-single-burner-gas-stove.aspx?mobileredirect=true
How do you publicise the market?
On the SEE3 website, Facebook, Twitter, adverts in the local media and at the local train station, flyers and posters.
We also encourage traders to spread the word!