Become A Market Trader

Markets service

Have you ever thought that a market stall could be a low risk entry into a career in retailing?

Ashfield District council operate two types of market, outdoor in the three major areas of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Kirkby-in-Ashfield and Hucknall and an indoor market hall within the Idlewells Shopping Centre in Sutton-in-Ashfield.


Outdoor markets

Sutton-in-Ashfield - Monday, 

Kirkby-in-Ashfield - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Hucknall - Friday and Saturday

The cost of an outdoor market stall is £12.20 per day for the first stall with a reduction for second and subsequent stalls. Trading is generally between the hours of 9.00am to 4.00pm.

The markets service also organise a number of specialist or themed markets throughout the year including plant and craft fairs and our very popular Christmas festival markets in December.

please take a look at our outdoor markets rules and regulations, which apply for all market users below.

Outdoor Markets Rules and Regulations


Indoor market

Ashfield District Council operates an indoor market hall within the Idlewells Shopping Centre in Sutton-in-Ashfield. Trading is 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 8.30am to 5.00pm Friday & Saturday.

There are a variety of unit sizes and shapes to suit all business types, let us know of your requirements and we will advise which of our available stalls are most suited.

The Indoor Market in Idlewells Shopping Centre, Sutton-in-Ashfield has completed the process of a £1.8 million refurbishment to project the market and shopping experience into the 21st century. The re-development of the existing Market Hall, which started February 2017, now boasts a new layout, new stalls and a mix of new and existing traders to make Idlewells Indoor Market the place to shop in Ashfield and surrounding areas.


The future of Idlewells Indoor Market is looking bright and is a fantastic compliment to the towns current retail offer.

We pride ourselves on helping small or new businesses to grow, expand into larger units within the market hall and ultimately to expand sufficiently to move to their own shop within a shopping centre or high street.


What to do if I am interested?

In the first instance contact the Markets team who are based in an office overlooking the Indoor Market Hall at Idlewells Shopping Centre, Sutton-in-Ashfield or complete and return the appropriate form below:

Idlewells market expression of interest form.

Outdoor markets application form.

The contact details are:

The Markets Office, Ashfield District Council, Idlewells Shopping Centre, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 1BP

Telephone: 01623 551385


The friendly and helpful markets staff are happy to talk through with you any ideas that you may have and provide you with the relevant information, advice and application forms to get your retail career started.


If you do decide that market trading is for you, welcome and good luck.