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Local markets

Casual trading

You should apply for a casual registration agreement if you want to sell goods or services on a casual basis at one of the local markets, including the second-hand and mixed markets.

A casual registration card will be issued allowing you to attend the market on the day of trading.  

Casual trading on an outdoor market is available at:

Regular trading

You should apply for an occupancy agreement if you want to trade from the same trading space, at the same market, every trading day.

Existing traders wishing to apply for additional space or move to another space should also apply for an occupancy agreement.

You can apply to trade regularly at the following local markets:

Alternatively download the application and post to us.

What is an occupancy agreement?

A licence or a lease is granted to a trader to use the specified trading spaces at the market on a regular basis, for the sale of the specified goods. 

Leases are issued at  Arndale, Church Street and Gorton markets for a maximum five years but can be ended with three months notice and include rights of assignment.

Licences are issued at Harpurhey, Longsight and Wythenshawe Markets.  They don't have an expiry date and can be ended with seven days notice with no rights of assignment.

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