Market Traders





Winter Market 2020-21

The winter market runs from 6th October 2020 to 26th March 2021.

All traders must apply in advance and have their risk assessment approved before any payment will be taken.

For new traders please see below for the documents that we require before approval.

The charge for the winter market is £250 for a stall up to 6 metres and £500 for one over 6 metres.

For further information please contact the Swanage Information Centre (see below).


Swanage Market 2020

The Swanage Market is operated every Friday from Main Beach car park.

For 2020, Swanage Town Council has brought the operation of the summer market in-house for a trial period, pending a review later in the autumn.

Several changes are to be seen in the operation of the Market for 2020 as follows:

  • We will only allow traders that sell items defined as ‘crafts and produce’, along with charity and community stalls
  • We require traders to undertake a pre-approval application process (which includes significantly discounted fees compared to casual day fees)
  • No cash to be taken on the day (credit / debit card payments only)
  • Charities and community groups at no cost although they must be ‘pre-approved’

‚ÄčHow to make an application

Please complete the online application form (link below).

All traders, charities and community groups will require the following documentation.

Pre-approval is only required once for each season unless you start to sell different items or otherwise make a change to your business.

How to make payment

Once you have supplied all relevant documents and been approved by the Town Council, we will contact you by phone to make payment by credit or debit card. We will also be able to accept a BACS payment or cash (but only up to £250) if deposited at the Swanage Information Centre.


Once you have paid you will be provided with a licence which must be provided to an Officer of the Town Council on request. You will be allocated a plot number at this point.

How will it work on the day?

You may arrive from 7.00 a.m. and trading may start at 8.00 a.m.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact:

Swanage Information Centre

The White House
Shore Road
BH19 1LB

Tel: 01929 766018


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