Market Stalls and Pitches Permissions

In the East Cambridgeshire district, general markets and farmers' markets are held only on the Market Place in Ely.

If you wish to become a potential market trader on Ely Market, you must apply to East Cambridgeshire District Council for permission to become an approved market trader in the East Cambridgeshire district.

Market traders must to agree and abide by the current terms and conditions of letting of market pitches and stalls and can only sell the range of goods approved in their application. A fee will be charged to operate a market stall or pitch in accordance with the scale of charges approved by the Council and traders must hold third party liability insurance.

Potential traders for farmers' markets must also meet the additional conditions to comply with the Ely Market registration criteria for certified Farmers' Markets.

To receive an application pack, which includes the Ely Market regulations, conditions and fees, please choose from the following options:

For more information on all Ely Markets including special events and attractions visit

It is in the public interest that East Cambridgeshire District Council must process your application before it can be authorised.  If you have not received a response to your application within a reasonable period, please contact us.  You can do this online here if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.

If you are an applicant or a third party, you should always contact us in the first instance if you have any queries, concerns or cause for complaint preferably in the form of a letter with proof of delivery.  If you are not satisfied with the outcome and are located in the UK, Citizens Advice Consumer Service will give you advice.  If you are from outside the UK, please contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

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