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Market Traders

Information for traders who wish to apply for a pitch at Hertford or Ware Markets

From 1st February 2019 the allocation of market stalls will be administered under 'street trading' legislation.  All traders wishing to work in Hertford retail, Hertford farmer's market or Ware market must obtain a monthly or annual 'Street Trading Consent'.

The key changes are:

  • For casual traders this means that you will no longer be able to turn up on the day and be able to trade.
  • You will need to submit you application at least 28 days before intending to trade.
  • The minimum period to trade is one month at time (at present).
  • Alternatively you may consider becoming a regular trader as this may work out to be a more attractive option.

Traders are invited to trade on Tuesdays at Ware and Saturdays in Hertford.

New Traders

The Council welcomes enquiries from new traders. Please contact to discuss your requirements.

For more information, details of fee and applying, please see the Street Trading page 

All traders must:

  • Have public liability insurance
  • Supply their own stall for Hertford and Ware weekly retail markets
  • Provide details and have suitable means to dispose of their own waste

We can supply stalls for traders at the monthly Hertford Farmers Market.

Please note: payment of fees must be in advance as we no longer have the facility to take payment on the day.


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