Chesterfield Borough Council has announced that regular casual traders can begin trading from its outdoor markets from Monday 22 June.
This decision has been made following the successful restart of both the general markets and the flea market and after welcoming more shoppers back into the town centre as more non-essential retailers re-opened on Monday 15 June.
A regular casual trader is a trader that is not licensed but has traded on Chesterfield Market during the last year.
Councillor Kate Sarvent, Cabinet Member for Town Centres and Visitor Economy, said:
“By allowing the return of regular casual traders we are taking another important step in reopening the high street. More traders mean more choice for the people of Chesterfield who I hope will return in their numbers to support our local economy by shopping on the market and in the town centre.”
The system for regular casual traders has not changed, stalls will be assigned to these traders from 8am on market days on a first come first served basis. Please be aware that space is still limited, and the council cannot guarantee you will be able to trade.
Stalls have been placed on alternate rows in order to provide wider walkways for shoppers to socially distance and to ensure everyone has the opportunity to safely browse the market.