Harlow Market

Market stall holder - fruit and veg

The market has now moved from Market Square to its new place in Broad Walk and East Gate and from 1 August 2016 it will be administered by the Licensing Team under ‘street trading’ legislation.

All traders wishing to work in Broad Walk and East Gate must obtain an annual ‘Street Trading Licence’ and enter into a ‘pitch rental’ agreement with the Council for the days on which they wish to trade. Traders are invited to trade on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

For a Street Trading Licence application form, cost of licence and details of how to apply please visit: www.harlow.gov.uk/licensing-street-trading

Pitch Rental fees: daily rental fees are set out in the table below. The fees will be annualised and collected by direct debit on a monthly basis.  
New Traders: The Council welcomes enquiries from new traders. Please contact the Licensing Team to discuss your requirements and setting up a direct debit.

Market pitch fees

Description Days applicable 1 October 2017 to 31 March 2018
Pitch rentals (per day) Monday fee for first pitch £45.50
Monday fee for subsequent pitch £58.00
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday for first pitch £78.00
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday for each additional pitch £58.00
Trader licensed for not more than 1 day per week on Tuesday or Friday first pitch £45.50
Trader licensed for not more than 1 day per week subsequent pitch £58.00
Market trailers Trailers - Vehicles up to 6 metres. 1 day per week calculated monthly ; £148.00
Trailers - Vehicles up to 6.01 - 8 metres. 1 day per week calculated monthly £148.00
Electricity 1 day per week calculated monthly £9.00

Market stall holder - butcherParking for market traders

Parking for stall holders with commercial vehicles is available in Post Office Road.

Events and Activities in Market Square

Market Square is the ideal location for events and activities within the town centre and is available for use by the local community. More information and how to apply to hold an event in Market Square

Improvements to Market Square

Harlow Council is to give the Town Centre’s Market Square a much-needed makeover turning the area into a new multi-use open space.

The Council is looking to appoint a contractor to create a new Market Square where residents of all ages can relax, play and eat. The Council’s plans* for the area include:

  • Providing new space to host a variety of events.
  • Encouraging traditional market trading and specialist markets.
  • Installing a new play and sports equipment like outdoor table tennis.
  • New open and covered seating and relaxing areas.
  • New landscaping, improved paving and litter bins.
  • Re-using existing red planters and planting new trees.
  • Removing existing decking, playground equipment and street furniture.

The improvements will be funded via the Council’s Capital Programme budget and will be designed in a way that can be added to in later years. After consultation with residents last summer and a working group of Councillors it was decided to move ahead with this project.