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Traditional Markets

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Our traditional markets have been bringing visitors to our town centres for up to 700 years. Located at Stockton, Billingham and Thornaby, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for all year round.

 

Stockton Town Centre Market

As part of the Town Centre transformation the iconic 700 year old traditional market has now been relocated to its new home in the heart of the town.  Known locally as “The Queen of the North” the market boasts 100 stall units and there’s a massive range of quality goods and fresh local produce at market prices.  The market is centrally located and with a great atmosphere and bustling stalls, this traditional market is one not to be missed – every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. You can get one hour free parking in several Town Centre short stay car parks, or if you want to stay a little longer its £1 for three hours.

For further information on the types stalls you will find at Stockton Market, please view our Stockton Market pocket guide.

 

Thornaby Market

Thornaby Market is located in the heart of Thornaby Town Centre and is open every Thursday all year round. The Market spans from Lidl to Yorkshire Bank and there is a great variety of quality goods available at affordable prices. Stalls include bags and luggage, DVDs, flowers and plants, watches and batteries, women's and men’s clothing, household and domestic products, eggs, fresh fish and fruit n veg.  With two hours free parking you can even take the weight off your feet, grab a quick cuppa and a bite to eat whilst you shop.

 

Billingham Market

Billingham Market comes to town every Monday and Friday all year round and is located in the heart of Billingham’s newly regenerated Town Centre.  Stalls run from the bandstand along to Asda and shoppers can come and choose from a wide variety of goods.  Stalls include cards and accessories, fruit n veg, discount food outlet, women’s clothing, baby clothing and watches, batteries and e-cigarettes.  There are also catering outlets where shoppers can sit down, relax and enjoy a cup of tea and there is free parking all around the Town Centre.

 

Applying for a stall

Applying for a stall at any of our markets is easy and markets are a fantastic opportunity to test the water in running your own business without expensive overheads and long term commitments.  All you need to do is get in touch with a member of the Market Team who’ll discuss with you what you want to sell, on what days etc.  They will advise on how to get started and go through the application process with you personally.  It’s that easy! Please see the contact details for the market team further down this page.

We have a limited number of start-up stalls or gazebo’s available to loan out to prospective traders, making it even easier and more affordable to start your own market business. 

For more details on how the market is run and general rules and regulations, please follow the link to the Market Regulation and Quality Standards 2015  You can also find details on what ID you’ll be required to provide and you must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom as a trader in compliance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

For more information on our markets or for general market enquiries please contact Richard Beddard on 01642 527745 0778 856 6998 or Graham McDonald on 0771 529 5911. Alternatively, you can email: markets@stockton.gov.uk

 

Complaints and advice

If you wish to complain about the way we have dealt with your application please contact the Town Centre Management team in the first instance.

If you have a complaint about a particular market trader that we have allocated a Market Traders Licence to we advise that you contact the trader in the first instance. If your complaint is not resolved you may wish to take advice from Consumer Direct (if you live within the UK) or the UK European Consumer Centre (if you live outside of the UK). 

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