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It is a condition of the Second hand Market that traders agree to comply in full with the following rules and regulations.
The sale and display of food, drink, livestock, guns, crossbows, bayonets and knives (excluding cutlery) is not permitted. The Market Manager reserves the right to insist upon the removal of any other items that he considers to be offensive or may harm the reputation of the Market.
Counterfeit goods are not permitted to be sold on the Market. No trader shall sell or permit the sale of any items that contravene the following Acts:
The allocation by the council of each stall or pitch will be on a daily basis only. Trading is only permitted between 7am and 4.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays or at such other times and days as the Market Manager determines.
Unsold goods or damaged goods must be taken away by the trader and under no circumstances left on the market. The waste receptacles are purely to be used for the disposal of cardboard, plastic and general litter.
All electrical appliances offered for sale must be tested, in working order and comply with current British Safety Standards.
The sale or use of gas bottles on the market is prohibited.
The subletting of stalls or pitches is not permitted.
It is the Traders responsibility to ensure the correct erection of any stall used. The council will accept no liability for any subsequent damage to goods, equipment or vehicles brought onto the Market site.
No noise making devices such as Radio's, T.V's, and Music Players are to be used without the Market Managers permission. If the playing of such items becomes a nuisance permission will be revoked.
The council will not accept any liability or responsibility for any transaction on the market. Transactions are strictly between the trader and the buyer.
The trader is responsible for the actions of his employees and attendants. If an employee or attendant acts in any way which contravenes theses Conditions of Let, causes nuisance, annoyance or danger to other traders or the public or damages any property of the Council, the Market Manager may withdraw the right to stand the stall or pitch with immediate effect.
The Trader, his employees or attendants must not in the opinion of the council be prejudicial or detrimental to the council.
Vehicles are only permitted to enter the Market site for loading purposes between 6am and 9am from the road side and from 3pm until 5.30 pm.
The area at the side of the Market on Earl Street is reserved for Disabled Badge Holders. Traders occupying unloading/loading spaces on Earl Street must ensure their vehicles do not protrude into the Disabled bays.
All stalls or pitches must be occupied by 9am at the very latest. If your position is not occupied by this time the position may be re-let and any advance payments made will not be refunded.
If you are unlikely to arrive by this deadline, you should contact the Markets Office on 01772 906048 where arrangements will then be made to reserve your position.
If you have a regular or permanent stall or pitch on the Market and you are unable to attend for whatever reason you must advise the Market Office beforehand. If you fail to notify the office, the Market Manager reserves the right to terminate your right to stand with immediate effect.
Generators are not permitted to be used without the permission of the Market Manager. Due to the health and safety risks associated with Petrol generators, these must not be re-fuelled on or near the Market site. In addition an appropriate fire extinguisher must be available on the stall or pitch occupied. No fuel of any description is allowed to be stored on the market site.
The Trader, his employees or attendants must not or permit to be done anything on the premises which may in the opinion of the council be prejudicial or detrimental to the council nor use or permit the premises or any part thereof to be used for any sale by auction or for any illegal or immoral purpose or for any noxious offensive or noisy trade or business.
In order to be registered for a “Regular or Permanent” stall, the trader must provide confirmation that they have Public Liability Insurance cover for a minimum sum of £5,000,000.
In order to be registered for a “Regular or Permanent” stall, the trader if selling second hand goods must register as a Second Hand Goods Dealer under the terms of the County of Lancashire Act 1984.
The Market Manager reserves the right to charge for any additional space or equipment used.
All fees whether demanded or not must be paid to the Market Office. The failure or refusal to pay any fee will result in the immediate suspension from trading.
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