terms & conditions
1.1 All traders, existing and new, must apply online using the information on the apply page.
1.2 Submitting an application and meeting our criteria does not guarantee you a pitch.
1.3 The Market Team oversee all trading and you may not trade without their permission.
1.4 Pitch plans will be made 14 days before a market. Applications submitted after this time will only be considered if there is space or a cancellation. Pitches are usually allocated 2 to 3 months before each market date.
1.5 Traders must be ready to trade by 9am on market days and must remain open for trade until the end of the market at 2pm, or unless otherwise instructed by the Market Team.
1.6 Traders may only sell what is declared on their application. Any changes to your stock after applications have been approved must first be cleared with the Market Team.
1.7 All goods offered for sale to the public must be legal.
1.8 All goods offered for sale to the public must not present a hazard to the trader, event staff or the public.
1.9 By submitting an application you consent to Crewkerne Makers Market storing your data securely for their own use
2. TRADER INSURANCE
2.1 Traders must have and carry with them public, and if relevant, product and employers liability insurance while trading at the market. Public Liability should be no less than £5 million. Without this, you will not be permitted to trade.
2.2 Traders agree to indemnify Crewkerne Makers Market and its’ affiliates and their partners, officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents, contractors and volunteers, from and against any and all damages, claims, losses, demands, costs, expenses (including professional fees and costs) suffered or incurred directly or indirectly.
3.1 All traders must only access the site to unload and load. There will be no waiting allowed during set-up and take-down.
3.2 Traders will only be able to gain access to the site with their vehicle at the times stated and only with the express consent of the Market Team.
3.3 Vehicles will not be allowed to remain on site without written permission of the Market Team.
4.1 All traders must pay in advance to confirm their booking.
4.2 Payments must be made by BACS using an online banking facility or in person at a bank branch. Our account details will be on the invoice. We do not accept payment by cash, cheque or PayPal.
4.3 If we do not receive payment for a pitch fee by market day, there will be an additional £10 fee to compensate for the extra administration.
4.4 Traders will not be allocated a pitch at a future market until they have settled any outstanding invoices.
5.1 Traders are responsible for removing ALL waste that their activities generate. This includes all packaging, unsold stock etc.
5.2 Any stains or damage to the ground or pitch area at the end of the day will need to be removed at the Traders cost and will carry the risk of not being able to trade with us again.
5.3 Traders must clear up and remove from site ALL waste generated by their pitch after the event.
5.6 You must not place any waste in the street, town centre bins, commercial bins or our event bins. The pitch must be left as found.
5.7 Note that the trader will be held responsible for any cost incurred by the event organiser in returning the pitch to the state it was found. Traders will be charged if you are found to have left any waste at the market.
6.1 CANCELLATION BY CREWKERNE MAKERS MARKET:
6.1.1 In the case of the Makers Market being cancelled traders will be notified BY EMAIL at the email address provided by 12:00 on the Friday before market day. Traders are required to check emails regularly for updates.
6.1.4 Crewkerne Makers Market is not liable for any costs incurred by traders due to a cancellation – traders should organise their own insurance policy to cover this.
6.1.5 Cancellation will only take place in extreme circumstances.
6.1.6 There will be no refunds in the event of Crewkerne Makers Market cancelling a market due to extreme weather conditions.
6.2 CANCELLATION BY TRADERS:
6.2.1 Cancellations must be made to the Market Team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
6.2.2 Once invoices are issued your pitch is confirmed and any cancellations or no-shows will be charged full pitch fee.
6.2.3 Assessing application, allocating pitches, invoicing and creating pitch plans incurs considerable administration costs that must be met even if a trader cancels their pitch.
7. Failure to adhere to the Terms and Conditions listed above will result in an allocated pitch being withdrawn and no future pitches will be offered to the trader.
8. We reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time. We will inform traders if we do so but it is also the trader’s responsibility to regularly check for updates.