Dates for 2023 street markets
Garden Market – Sunday May 14th
Food & Drink Market – Sunday October 15th
Applications for this market are now closed.
Christmas Market – Sunday December 3rdNB: The Christmas Market is now fully booked, but you can still apply and be put on the waiting list – and so we have your details to contact for future markets.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Jamie Jordan is now running the street markets on behalf of BEBA. Where pitch fees were paid previously to to the BEBA account, they are now being paid, as per an agreement between BEBA and Jamie Jordan, to Jamie’s account. BEBA wishes Jamie every success in running the street markets and he has plans to include another summer market next year! Jamie can be contacted at email@example.com
Important: We are transitioning to our markets becoming completely plastic free, so please try to minimise the amount of plastic you bring on to the street. Now is the time to make the switch!
Please note: there is extremely limited access to electricity on the street. If you require power please contact the organiser separately on firstname.lastname@example.org
Important information for food sellers
BAN ON SINGLE USE PLASTICS
From 1st October there is a ban on food vendors using any kind of single use plastics – including cups, plates and cutlery. More information here.
This requires full labelling of ingredients on all prepacked food.
All food presented to consumers face to face, in packaging, before they select or order it, and which is packed on the same premises from which it is offered (including a mobile site if packed by the same business) is caught by the new allergen labelling law relating to pre-packed for direct sale food. For example, bakery products which are packed at the food businesses’ premises and then sold from the premises, on a mobile sandwich van or at a food fayre.
The food must be labelled with the name of the food and a list of ingredients, with any of the 14 main allergens emphasised if these are present in the food.
The Food Standards Agency has produced a useful toolkit in relation to the new law here.
Within the toolkit are links to specialist guides, for example for bakers, butchers and farm shops etc.
The Food Standards Agency also provides free allergens training and resources, which can be found here.
Business companion has also produced the following helpful guidance here.
The Chartered Trading Standards Institute has also produced a food allergen resource, including information on the new allergen labelling law for pre-packed for direct sale food here.
If you have any queries regarding the new law or would like a visit to receive tailored advice and guidance relevant to your business and product range, please contact us via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133.