Welcome to Northumberland County Council Markets Homepage
Click on the short video below to get a taste of what our
markets have to offer:
You can find more pictures of Northumberland County Council's
markets on our dedicated
If you’re thinking about trading from a Market but aren’t sure
how to get started, click
here to view some information from our partner NABMA which may
be able to help you with any questions you have.
In the 'Related documents' section below, you will be able to
view and download documents relating to food registration guidance,
food registration application and food safety requirements for
Market stalls. These documents apply to all
traders selling food products at any Market held
by Northumberland County Council. Also available to view is
Northumberland County Council's Market Strategy 2010-2015.
New Pitch all sewn up
A newly formed local
children’ s clothing company is trying out market trading thanks
to the First Pitch initiative taken on board by
Northumberland markets, as part of Love Your Local Market campaign
which is currently underway.
Victoria Pugh and Sarah Mcglynn applied
through the First Pitch scheme and will now trade to Hexham market.
Victoria is a science teacher and Sarah has an Art Gallery
background. They are two friends who live in the Allen Valley
making dresses at their kitchen tables, and set up Westoe and
Seven, a new company making dresses and skirts for girls aged six
months to six years.
Keith Gray, who works for Northumberland
County Council as the market officer for Hexham, Haltwhistle and
Ponteland, said “We are really pleased that someone took up the
opportunity, just in time for the national markets campaign.
“Sarah and Victoria’s First Pitch application
fits the criteria and is welcomed onto the Hexham market for two
free trading days during Love Your Local Market, May 15-29.
“We try to offer the best shopping experience
possible to our shoppers and I encourage everyone to visit their
local market this fortnight. New products are always a breath of
fresh air to our local markets and we are here to support new
traders all year round.”
Pictured: David Hunt (Area
NEAT Manager), Keith Gray (Market Manager)and Michael Nicholson
(President of NMTF) with First Pitchers Sarah Mcglynn
and Victoria Pugh.
For more information http://t.co/s5uX55CE6D.
Love your local market
Northumberland’s markets are taking part in the high profile,
2013 national Love Your Local Market campaign which is led by the
National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) and
backed by Central Government and the wider market industry.
The council is supporting the “Love your local market” campaign
which is in its second year and this year will run for two weeks
from May 15 to May 29.
The fortnight will provide a national spotlight on markets
across the country. The main aim of the campaign is to recruit new
market traders and also to demonstrate the importance of the market
as a community asset. The campaign aims to build affection and
support for markets and enhance their status within the local
National Market Fortnight in Northumberland will see budding
business people have the opportunity to try out market trading for
just a tenner. Stalls are being offered at markets managed by
Northumberland County Council for just £10 a day to attract new
market traders and provide opportunities for new and start-up
Anyone can be considered for a trial stall – from enterprising high
school or college students to retired people looking for a small
business interest. It might be just an experience, or it
could be the start of a career in market trading.
For more information
Cost Of market stalls supplied by Northumberland County
The cost of running a Market stall does vary depending on the
Market you are trading at and the size of the Market stall that is
used to display your products.
To discuss prices for setting up your Market stall, having a
stall provided or any other general enquiries please contact the
Markets Officer for the Market you are looking to trade from.
find contact details for the Markets Officers on the individual
Markets pages here
Local Open Markets
||Thursday & Saturday
||Wednesday and Sunday
Ask for Peter or Bill
|Berwick - upon - Tweed
||Marygate Charter Market
||Wednesday & Saturday
||Tuesday, Friday & Saturday
||Now operating from Blyth Market
||Wednesday for a trial period until end April 2013
||Monday to Saturday
01670 625 577
Customer Charter for Markets
Our commitment to you
Northumberland County Council is committed to providing a
quality market service, which contributes toward the economy. This
charter sets out our commitment for providing the market service,
the standards you can expect from us and how you can help us meet
The market service covers the provision and management of open
markets throughout Northumberland.
We aim to:
- ensure that all people selling food comply with the Food Safety
(General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 and Food Safety Act
- ensure that all traders hold a valid Public Liability Insurance
- provide an effective service to the public by re-viewing and
updating our procedures to take account of your views
What you can expect from us:
- provide a helpful, friendly and courteous service
- deal with queries and complaints from members of the
- maintain a register of market traders and products sold and
make sure it is available for you
- make sure market rules and regulations are complied with and
that the market area is a safe place to shop
- remove all refuse and signage, and sweep the area leaving it
clean and tidy for the next trading day
You can help us by:
- telling us your concerns
- treating employees in the same way you would wish to be
- being considerate to other market traders and shoppers
You can download Northumberland
County Council's markets' customer charter here
market's customer charter here.
Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights which states,
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion
and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions
without interference and to seek, receive and impart information
and ideas through any media and regardless of frontier.”
Mindful of Article 18 the purpose of this is
to cover the use of council controlled markets by political parties
and campaign groups either through the hire of stalls or pitches or
the purposes of canvassing within a market area.
Political parties, campaign groups and other
individuals will go through the normal booking procedures in
advance to obtain permission to operate on a market.
If hiring a stall or using a pitch they will
pay all fees due in advance and without concession.
Whilst present on the market they
- Market rules
- Must not cause an obstruction to pedestrians and vehicular
- May hand out leaflets and solicit signatories to a petition but
in so doing refrain from causing a nuisance to the public and
- Must conduct themselves within the law with respect to common
- Must not be abusive, racist or use inflammatory language or
written material contrary to existing law
Right of refusal
The council reserves the right to refuse
permission to a political party or campaign group to operate
on a market if it reasonably believes that any market rules or this
protocol will be breached. A right of appeal rests with the
Head of Neighbourhood Services acting in consultation with the
Chief Legal Officer or Service Manager Democratic Services
Comments, compliments and complaints
You can also help us by providing feedback on our services.
If you want to comment on the service provided, please
Northumberland County Council
Telephone 0845 6006400
Markets' cancellation policy
IN THE EVENT OF ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS or OTHER FACTORS
MARKET MAY BE CANCELLED. For more information, please download the