North East Lincolnshire Council

Markets

North East Lincolnshire Council operate the following markets:

  • Grimsby Top Town Market
  • Cleethorpes Market (seasonal)
  • Farmers’ Market

Grimsby Town Market Hall operates on four days a week from 9 am to 5 pm on a Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The modern market hall adjoins Freshney Place Shopping Centre in Grimsby and can be accessed from within the centre and also from entrances on Bull Ring Lane and Victoria Street.

The Food Hall operates on six days a week from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday. This is accessed from both Freshney Place and the market hall.

The market consists of 81 stalls and 9 units selling a variety of items including fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, sweets, clothing, shoes, electrical good, gifts and flowers. The traders are very knowledgeable about their products, and give exceptional customer service and the personal touch so often lacking in supermarkets.

Market history

Records show there has been a market in Grimsby since before the end of the 12th Century and during the period of the town’s decline the market became the mainstay of economic life in the borough. It was originally held on Wednesdays and Saturdays near the Market Cross to the east of St James Church and received its first Royal Charter from King James I in the year 1604.

A Corn Exchange was opened in 1857 housing some traders and a roof extension was later erected to protect outdoor traders. The local council took over the running of the market in 1853 and after occupying various locations in the centre of the town it moved to its present building in 1976.

The market is very proud of its heritage. There is a photography display at the market depicting the market at various times in its life and at various sites dating back to before the 1900s.

Cleethorpes Market Place hosts a traditional market which is known for its flower and plant displays.

It is a seasonal market operating on Saturdays between April and September and on Wednesdays between March and December.

The Farmers’ market operates on the third Friday of every month in Victoria Street, in the heart of Grimsby town centre.

You can purchase local cheese, bread, cakes, lamb, pork and even ostrich meat to name but a few. The traders are local and are heavily involved in the production of the goods they sell, whether it be making, growing, or rearing it!

It’s fresh, it’s local and it’s great value!

Watch the video below to see what is on offer.

Grimsby Freeman Street Market

This market is managed by the Enrolled Freemen of Grimsby and operates from a purpose-built hall in Freeman Street on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 8 am and 5 pm.

For further information please contact the Enrolled Freemen of Grimsby on 01472 356518 or visit the Freeman Street Market website.

Market stall trader information

To apply for market stall please complete the online Market stall application form or contact the Markets Office by email at market.hall@nelincs.gov.uk, or by phone on 01472 325836.

Further details on market stalls for traders and those interested in becoming traders can be seen in the expandable menu below. You can also find out more by visiting the National Market Traders Federation website.

Sometimes there is a waiting list so that the markets can sustain a variety of goods on sale, but depending on the type of goods you wish to sell you may not have to wait at all.

All market stall holders have to sign a licence agreement and also supply Public Liability Insurance prior to a stall being allocated. All stalls are reviewed at regular intervals.

New trader’s meetings can be arranged with the Markets Manager by contacting the markets office by email at market.hall@nelincs.gov.uk or by phone on 01472 325836.

Different charges apply for each of our markets.

Grimsby Top Market

Rental is dependent up on the size of the unit and location within the Market Hall.

Cleethorpes Market (seasonal)

Pitches start at £11.90 for regular traders and from £14.50 for casual traders.

Farmers’ Market (Grimsby Victoria Street)

Stalls are currently £24.00.

All market stall holders must have a licence to trade but these are granted free of charge when signing up for a stall.

Public Liability Insurance must be supplied prior to a stall being allocated.

All market stall holders must have a licence to trade but these are granted free of charge when signing up for a stall.

Public Liability Insurance must be supplied prior to a stall being allocated.

Licence Summary: Application for the provision of services on a market stall.

Applicable fees
There is currently No application fee for this licence.

Please be aware there is a weekly licence fee payable please contact the Markets Manager for further information.

Eligibility Criteria: Please contact the Markets Manager for further information.
Regulation Summary: Please contact the Markets Manager for further information on weekly payments, days of payment, hours of opening etc.
Evaluation Process: Please contact the Markets Manager for further information. If you have not heard from the Local Authority within a reasonable period, please contact the Markets Manager for further information.
Apply Online: Application for a market stall licence
Tacit Consent: No. The Authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the Local Authority within a reasonable period, please contact us. You can do this on-line here if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details at the bottom of this page.
Failed Application: Please contact the Markets Manager for further information.

Licence applications are granted in accordance with the Letting policy which includes product line, availability and suitability.

Licence Holder Redress: Please contact the Markets Manager for further information.
Consumer Complaint: We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made by you – preferably in the form of a letter or e-mail (with proof of delivery) to the Markets Manager.

Any complaints about the application process or any other concerns should be made direct to the Markets Manager in the first instance.

Other Redress: Please contact the Markets Manager for further information.
Public Registers or Databases: No public register available.
Trade Associations: National Market Traders Federation.

Markets Office, Market Hall, Bull Ring Lane, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1EB

Email: market.hall@nelincs.gov.uk

Telephone: 01472 325836

Office opening times: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm, except bank holidays