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Means any person who has given written notice to the Markets Manager that he wishes to attend on a specified Market days or all four Market days each week and has been allocated the use of a Stall by the Markets Manager on the days specified.
Means any person, not being a Regular Stallholder, who has given written notice to the Markets Manager that, in the event of a regular Stall becoming vacant, he wishes to be considered
for that Stall as a Regular Stallholder, but who wishes in the meantime to be considered for any Stall which may become vacant on any Market day.
Means an individual person and shall not include a Company, a Partnership or any other body, whether Incorporated or Unincorporated.
At the discretion of the Council the Market may open for business on additional days during the year, but may be closed on certain public holidays.
No person shall trade on the Market or take occupation of any Stall or position without the permission of the Markets Manager.
Any person wishing to trade on the Market must apply to the Markets Manager, giving details of the goods which are to be offered for sale.
Stalls will be allocated by the Markets Manager who will maintain a list of Regular Stallholders and a list of Casual Stallholders.
A Regular Stallholder or his Manager must occupy his Stall prior to 9.30am and if it is not occupied at that time the Stall may be re-allocated by the Markets Manager. Full cost will be applied to both the Regular Stallholder and to the Casual Stallholder.
If a personal request is made prior to 8.15am on any particular day to the Markets Manager by a Regular Stallholder to transfer temporarily to a Stall other than his Regular Stall, that request may be granted by the Markets Manager on the following basis.
If a request for a temporary transfer on a particular Market day is made a Regular Stallholder who has within the previous four weeks had a regular stall allocated to him in respect of that Market day that request shall not be granted by the Markets Manager.
Where a Regular Stallholder or his Manager fails to occupy his Stall on a particular Market day in each of three successive weeks, his Stall may be reallocated by the Markets Manager.
If a Regular Stallholder notifies the Markets Manager that he will not be occupying his Stall on any particular day, the Markets Manager may reallocate the Stall. If the notification is received prior to 8.15am the Stallholder will have to pay a retaining fee, but if the notification is received after 8.15am the Stallholder will have to pay the full amount in either case whether or not the Stall is re-allocated.
The aforesaid requirement that a retaining fee or the full toll shall be paid shall not operate in cases in which the absence is due to immediate family bereavement until a period of one week has elapsed following the bereavement.
In the event that a regular Trader is absent from the Market due to illness, then subject to the provision of an appropriate Medical Certificate, the following will apply:
In the event of long term illness the situation regarding the allocation of the Stall to the Stallholder shall be reviewed after twelve months.
Thereafter the situation shall be kept under review as necessary and appropriate. The Markets Manager may revoke permission for the Stallholder to trade on the Markets due to illness at any time after twelve months.
Where a Casual Stallholder, without, in the opinion of the Markets Manager, good reason refuses to accept a Stall which is allocated to him or her on any particular day, he/she will not be accommodated until all other Casual Traders have been allocated Stalls on that particular day.
If a Casual Stallholder does not attend the Market on any particular Market day for three consecutive weeks, his/her name may be deleted from the Casual List for that particular Market day.
If a Stallholder whose name has been deleted wishes to resume trading on that day he/she will have to make a fresh application to the Markets Manager.
Notification of a vacant regular stall will except in the circumstances outlined below, be posted on the Notice Board in the Waiting Room of the Markets Manager’s Office for a period of two weeks.
Interested Regular Stallholders must apply in writing for consideration for such Stalls, applications to be received by the Markets Superintendent by the stated closing date. If there are no such applications the Stall will be offered to the Casual Stallholder who is currently the most senior on the list of Casual Traders on the basis that if he/she should accept it, he/she will become a Regular Stallholder.
The Stall will not be offered to that Stallholder, if in the opinion of the Markets Manager, the goods sold by that Trader and the position of the vacant Stall prohibit the Markets Manager from offering the Stall to that Stallholder. If a Casual Stallholder to whom such a Stall is offered
is not prepared to accept the Stall and does not, in the opinion of the Markets Manager, have a good reason for such refusal, they shall be demoted to the least senior position on the list of Casual Traders.
If a regular Stall should become vacant as a result of the death of a Stallholder, or of the withdrawal of the Stallholder due to the state of their health, or of the retirement of the Stallholder from the conduct of a Market Stall and the business of being a Market Trader, the Markets Manager may determine that the procedure set out above shall not be followed and
may allocate the Stall to a immediate blood relative of the deceased Stallholder. In this context “Immediate Blood Relative” include the Stallholder’s Spouse or Child.
A Stallholder must stand in person at the Stall except where the Stallholder has a Manager whose name has previously been notified to the Markets Manager and to whom the Markets Manager has given permission to stand at the Stall. The maximum number of Managers whom the Stallholder may nominate is one in respect of each day on which the Stallholder stands on the Market. Only the nominated Manager for a particular day may stand at the Stall on that day.
Where a Stallholder or, as the case may be, their registered Manager, is unable to attend at the Stall through illness which is certified by his Doctor, such Certificate to be produced to the Markets Manager, the Stall may be attended by an employee whose name has been notified to the Markets Manager.
The right to occupy a Stall is given to a Stallholder personally and a Stallholder is not permitted to Assign, Transfer, Sublet or Part With Possession of a Stall or Part of a Stall to any other person or body.
Each Stallholder shall be entitled to two weeks holiday in a year, for example, between 1 April and 31 March without payment of retaining fees, provided they give prior notice of their intended holiday. The two weeks holiday may be split into one week units only.
The name of each Stallholder must be displayed prominently at his Stall.
At each Stall there must be no more than 12 stallboards which will be provided by the Council and the boards must be erected on an appropriate number of trestles. All boards or displays at a Stall must be secure and securely fastened. No display at a Stall (including name boards) must be of a height of more than ten feet above the ground.
The Stallholder or Manager must place all their goods upon the Stall or within the area of the Stall space and goods must not be placed so as to obstruct the free passage of persons using the Market, or to prevent reasonable facilities for the viewing of adjoining Stalls by such persons.
Any frames or additions to Stalls must be with the prior approval of the Markets Manager.
Skips, boxes or rails must not be used as an extension to any Stall, nor be permitted to protrude beyond the Stall space which has been allocated. The decision of the Markets Manager shall be final as regards whether the free passage or the views of adjoining Stalls are obstructed.
Storage boxes must not be brought on to the Market without the permission of the Markets Manager. It is the policy of the Council to reduce and remove storage boxes from the Market areas. Existing containers must be stored at all times on sites as directed by the Markets Manager and remain at all times the responsibility of the Trader.
Existing containers must be maintained in a good and safe condition and to the satisfaction of the Markets Manager.
Servicing of Stalls will only be permitted at the times and from the areas, roadways and alleyways designated by the Markets Manager. A period of no longer than half-an-hour will be permitted for the servicing of Stalls from vehicles within the Market area. All servicing of Stalls must be done in such a way as not to obstruct the highway.
All vehicles shall have been removed from the Market area by no later than 10am. The central aisles and the full length of “A” Row must be cleared of all vehicles by 9.30am. Any servicing from a vehicle which a Stallholder or Manager may require to undertake after this time must take place from the designated loading areas.
No vehicle or boxes shall return to the Market area prior to 3.45pm on weekdays or 4.30pm on a Saturday, unless prior permission has been obtained from the Markets Manager.
All Stallholders or Managers and persons associated with them shall have vacated and departed from the Outside Retail Market by no later than 6pm on any Monday, Wednesday or Friday and by no later than 6.15pm on any Saturday.
It is the responsibility of each Stallholder or manager both during and at the end of each Market day to place all rubbish, litter or other waste material which may be on, under or in the vicinity of the Stall in suitable boxes or containers, which should be securely closed and left for collection by the Council’s Cleansing Department in such area as may be designated for this purpose from time to time by the Council.
Stallholders and Managers must behave in a civilised and orderly manner towards their customers and other Stallholders and Managers.
No demonstrating or pitching of any kind is permitted on the Market without prior approval by the Markets Manager. The playing of music on the Market without prior approval by the Markets Manager is not permitted. If the Stallholder creates any noise following a consent granted under this Clause which in the opinion of the Markets Manager is excessive, then the consent may be withdrawn.
Stallholders are permitted to display and sell only the type or category of goods which were specified in the original application for permission to stand on the Market. If A Stallholder wishes to change the type or category of goods which they are permitted to sell, they must make a written request to the Markets Manager who may grant or refuse such permission.
It is the responsibility of each Stallholder to comply with the provisions of all legislation which applies to the business in which they are engaged.
Each Stallholder must carry insurance cover in respect of third party public liability risks to a minimum of £5,000,000. Each Stallholder who employs any person must carry insurance cover in respect of employer’s liability risks.
You must produce evidence of all such cover to the Markets Manager before a Stall is granted and at any time on demand by the Markets Manager. Any change made in a Stallholder’s insurance arrangements must notify the Markets Manager immediately.
Tolls and other fees may increase in accordance with the scale of charges approved by Cabinet members from time to time.
Tolls in respect of all Stalls are due on demand and will be collected daily from the Stallholders.
If the Market is cancelled in respect of any day by the Council, a toll will not be payable in respect of that day. If the Market is held on any additional days during the year, all tolls will be
payable on a daily basis and will be due on demand.
Complaints by a Stallholder in respect of any matter affecting the Market must be made in writing on the forms provided to the Markets Manager and must be signed and dated by the complainant. The Markets Manager will investigate and deal with the complaints.
Each Stallholder, their Manager(s), employees and any other person in attendance at a Stall at any time, must observe and carry out the instructions and directions of the Markets Manager and any member of the Markets staff.
In the event of any Stallholder or their Manager failing to comply with any of these rules, or with any instructions or directions given by the Markets Manager or a member of markets staff, may be suspended from trading by the Markets Manager. If the Stallholder is unable to provide a satisfactory explanation for their or their Manager’s non-compliance they are liable to have
their permission to trade on the Markets permanently revoked by the Markets Manager.
There is a Right of Appeal against revocation to the Property Service Manager. The Appeal must be made in writing and must be lodged with the Property Service Manager within 7 days of the revocation.
All grants of a Stall or position on the Market are subject to the condition that the person to whom the grant is made has read and has agreed to abide by these Rules as they apply to the Market and as they may be altered or amended from time to time by the Council.
Outdoor Market, off Market Street and Earl Street, Preston
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