Chelmsford City Council

Outdoor High Street Market

Join the waiting list

We currently have a waiting list, as are there no stalls available. However, if you want to join the waiting list, you need to complete the application form.

The High Street Market takes place in Chelmsford High Street every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

The High Street Market features a selection of local and international food and produce.

To join the High Street Market waiting list, you will need:

  • to sell either food or flowers
  • to offer products that don't conflict with existing traders
  • to be over the age of 18
  • third party public liability insurance (minimum £5 million)
  • a risk assessment
  • to comply with our food hygiene standards if you sell food. This includes both where you prepare the food, and where you sell the food

We will only accept applications for permanent traders. We do not have capacity for casual pitches.


We charge per metre of stall front and the cost is:

  • £7.14 per metre on Tuesdays
  • £13.64 per metre on Friday and Saturday 

Prices are valid until 31 March 2020.

What happens next 

Once we receive your application, we will:

  • acknowledge it within five working days of receiving your application
  • tell you our decision within five days of acknowledging your application

If you become a trader, you will need to pay your rent on your first day of trading. We will collect your cash or cheque payment in the morning on the day of trade. 

We expect that stallholders to:

  • leave the site clean and tidy after trading
  • always have a member of staff present at the stall
  • provide a high level of customer service and product knowledge

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