If you have a question about the market, please take a look at the FAQs below. If you are considering applying for a stall, please read our terms and conditions of trading before booking. When you’re ready to apply, you can access our webshop here.
Where is the market?
Levenshulme Market is a pop-up outdoor market trading on the Levenshulme train station car park on weekends from March to December. The address is Farmside Place, Off Stockport Road, Levenshulme, Manchester. M19 3AB. Click here for directions to the site.
How much does a stall cost?
Our stall fees start from £30 you can find our complete stall fee list here.
How big is a stall?
A single stall is 3m x 3m.
What is included with the stall?
The price of the stall fee includes gazebo shelter, one table per trader (extras may be available on the day at no extra cost, but these aren’t guaranteed) and the stall set up for you ready for your arrival. Please note that we require traders to use our gazebos unless trading from a catering or other trading vehicle. Traders are encouraged to decorate/brand their stalls in whatever way they wish.
What size are your tables?
Here’s a link to the tables we use at the market (large size), in case you need the size to get banners made or plan your product display.
How do I apply for a stall?
You can apply for a stall on our website. Once you have completed your application, we will process the bookings and send you a confirmation email advising you of the dates you have successfully booked and which ones you have been placed on a waiting list for.
What do I need in order to trade?
Before trading, we require each and every trader to provide us with evidence of public liability insurance, with cover of at least £5 million. We often recommend www.cmtia.co.uk as it often works out the cheapest. Once your booking has been confirmed, please email us either a scanned copy or simply a picture of your insurance document to email@example.com.
If you sell food, we also require a copy of your Food Hygiene Training Level 2 certificate or equivalent, sent to the same email address.
If you will be using our power (see question below), you will need to provide us with the EXACT wattage and details of the electrical equipment you’ll be using. All equipment should be PAT tested and safe to use.
Is electricity available?
We provide traders with electricity at an extra charge of £6 for up to 1400w and £12 for up to 2800w. Details of equipment and exact wattage must be provided before trading, and 2800w is the maximum we can offer to any individual trader.
What are the trading hours for the market?
The market dates for 2023 can be found here. Current trading hours for daytime Saturday markets are 10am to 4pm. On Saturday markets, traders can arrive to set up from 8am but must be ready by 9.45am. It is a strict condition of booking that traders MUST stay until 4pm when the market closes. It is not fair to other traders, or to the customers who visit the market, for traders to leave early.
Do I have to pay now, when I apply for a stall?
We do not require any payment at the time of requesting. By adding trading dates to your basket and proceeding, you are submitting the details of your stall to us and informing us of your availability and interest. We will get in touch separately to confirm your bookings and send you a payment link and a deadline by which to pay your stall fee.
We require stall fee payment 2 weeks after your booking is confirmed via email from us. This applies to all market types.
Anyone who has not paid the required amount by the deadline date will have their booking offered to the next trader on the waiting list.
Do you accept last minute bookings, and how does payment work for those?
We accept last minute bookings if space is available. If you are applying for market dates that are less than two weeks time, we will require payment immediately in order to secure your space. Apply through the webshop as normal, then we will email to confirm your booking and provide the details to pay.
Which payment types do you accept?
Once your bookings have been confirmed we’ll email you with bank details to make your payment. We also accept bank transfer payments.
What happens if I haven’t paid my stall fee in time?
In your confirmation email, we will provide deadline dates for your stall fees to be paid by.
We will remind you again ahead of your deadline, however should you still miss the deadline we will be forced to notify you that your future bookings have been cancelled and the spaces offered to the next trader on the waiting list. You can contact us to reapply but there is no guarantee that we will still have spaces left on your preferred dates.
I’m on the waiting list – what does that mean?
When you receive confirmation of your bookings, you may spot that some dates have ‘WAITING LIST’ next to them. There are several reasons why you may have been placed on a waiting list – the market you booked for may be full, there may be traders booked in for that day whose products are close enough to your own as to be likely to diminish your trade. If we receive any cancellations, we will make it a priority to contact traders on the waiting list with as much notice as possible.
Is parking available?
There is limited availability of parking on the other side of the public car park the market is based on. However, this can get busy on a market day and spaces are not guaranteed. Traders may not double park, block anyone else in or drive onto the market site itself.
If you arrive and there is no space then please unload and then ask a member of our team (the ones in the hi vis vests) to mind your stall – you can then move your car to the car park at Tesco, which is approximately 3 minute’s walk from the site. You will need to display a permit to park at Tesco, a link to print one off will be sent to you before the market in case you need it. Please ensure you park at the far end of the car park (near the recycling bins) only.
What do I do about waste?
Traders are responsible for removing ALL of their own waste from the market, and must also avoid putting anything down the drains.
Is running water available on site?
No, not at present. You must bring your own water for cooking etc. and make plans for hand washing (i.e. using anti-bacterial wipes, disposable gloves, tongs, heating up water etc.)
Still stuck? Feel free to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to answer your query.