BATH FLEA MARKET TRADER
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
CHANGES TO TRADING RIGHTS
Trader status may be withdrawn immediately from any Trader at the discretion of the Market Manager if the Trader breaches any of the terms and conditions.
The event organiser reserves the right to cancel the event giving 24 hours’ notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
Bookings must be made by email () or text (07946 430 338) to the Market Manager. A booking is only confirmed once payment has been received in full. Bookings are made subject to availability and are on a first come, first served basis.
BOOKING CANCELLATION: If you should cancel your pitch for whatever reason less than 24 hours before the market day, you will forfeit 100% of your pitch fees, if more than 24 hours’ notice is given then 100% of your pitch fees will be carried over to the next available market – there are no refunds for cancelled pitches.
Due to the nature of the old building at Green Park Station, in extreme weather conditions the wind can drive the rain through the steam vents in the roof on to the main square. Traders must be prepared to protect their own stock and no refunds can be given due to bad weather.
Bath Flea Market will cover traders for Public Liability Insurance to the value of £5 Million whilst trading at The Bath Flea Market, Green Park Station. Please note that you are responsible for product liability cover for any loss or damage to your own or other traders stock.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Traders are responsible for ensuring the safety of all stall equipment brought onto the site; also for proper use of stalls and equipment provided by Green Park Station Market, and for reporting promptly any faults or damage to the latter. They must ensure that equipment used meets Health & Safety requirements.
Traders must not cause or permit any obstruction to walkways (which must be maintained to a width of not less than 2.5 metres), entrances or fire exits. Use of heaters on the market is strictly forbidden. Traders must comply with Consumer Legislation and any other relevant enactment.
Traders must not misuse any electricity supply, which is provided for lighting and approved equipment only. Applications to use the electricity supply for equipment other than lighting must be made at the time of booking and such equipment must not be used until a formal decision is received. This will require the equipment to have undergone a market PAT test, or production of a valid PAT certificate.
All goods approved for sale at the market are at the full discretion of the Market Manager. We welcome applications from all traders. We may reject applications to trade specific items, or refuse trading based on the consideration of the impact of each stall on the Bath Flea and Collectors Market as a whole. Queries on any decisions should be made in writing.
No trader shall keep any dog or other animal at their pitch unless at the discretion of the Market Manager.
STALL PRESENTATION & USE
Traders must ensure that their stall and any displays are set up safely. They must keep their pitch tidy at all times, with all empty boxes and containers stored out of sight.
Pitches must be clear by 4.45 pm and any rubbish taken off site – there are no facilities for the disposal of rubbish on site. Traders must not allow their refuse to litter the markets.
Red pitches - Goods must not be placed at the front of a stall so as to project beyond the frontage of any fixed stall board. Traders must not deface or alter the stall structure in any way. At the close of each day’s trading, traders must clean the pitch area and the stall must be returned to its original configuration.
Pitches are to be used for quiet selling. Where traders wish to use trading positions for demonstrating, pitching, or other means of attracting a crowd, then approval – in writing – must be gained from the Market Manager.
Location of traders within the market is at the discretion of the Market Manager. Traders who wish to change their pitch position must refer to the Market Manager. Traders must not encroach beyond the limit of their pitch size. Additional display areas may only be utilised at the discretion of the Market Manager.
Traders must occupy their pitch by 8:00 am and, where notice is given to the Market Manager prior to 7:00 am on the day of the market, any unoccupied pitch will be let to any person(s) waiting for space after 8.00 am. Traders must keep their pitch stocked throughout the trading day and must not vacate the pitch before 4:00 pm except at the discretion of the Market Manager.
VEHICLES & PARKING
Vehicles may be brought into the parking area in the train shed for loading and unloading purposes only, and for periods of no longer than 90 minutes. There is an ANPR camera at the entrance to Sainsbury’s car park, and they will issue a fine if you exceed your time limit. BF&CM is not responsible for any ticket issued by Sainsbury’s.
All day parking for traders is available at the rear of the Homebase car park. Your vehicle registration number must be provided at the time of booking your pitch if you require all day parking.
UNLOADING AND SETTING UP
Traders must not unload before 7:00am and must speak to the Market Manager for instruction regarding their pitch allocation. Traders must take care during unloading and setting up, and when packing away, so as not to cause an obstruction or hazard; nor should they generate any excessive or unnecessary noise.
Barrows, boxes and vehicles must be expeditiously loaded or unloaded and once emptied removed from the gangways and pedestrianised areas of the market. Any trader seen to be delaying the loading/unloading process or wasting time will be deemed to be acting in contravention of the regulations.
Traders and/or their employees must conduct themselves in an orderly manner and must not use obscene language. Abusive or anti-social behaviour whilst on site, by traders or by anyone associated with that person, will result in instant dismissal from the market.
Abusive behaviour, either verbal or written, towards Bath Flea and Collectors Market staff, will not be tolerated and will result in instant dismissal from the market. Goods of an offensive or obscene nature (as determined by the Market Manager) must not be displayed.
No smoking is allowed on site, you will need to exit the covered area to the designated smoking areas – either through the foyer, by the cash machines, or in the open car park.
In the event of a dispute the Market Manager’s decision is final.