Towns grew up around the site of regular markets. Many of today's thriving communities owe their existence to the market in their midst. Markets in South Holland are held in Spalding, Crowland, Holbeach and Long Sutton.

Posted on 12 June 2020

Alongside non-essential shops, from week commencing 15 June 2020, our markets in Spalding (Tuesday and Saturday), Holbeach (Thursday and Saturday) and Crowland (Friday) will also be re-opening, with Long Sutton market due to return in the not too distant future.

We have taken the decision not to charge rent to stalls at this time, to support them through the difficult period as shoppers begin to return and get used to the new guidelines.

Public toilets in Spalding (Vine Street and Winfrey Avenue) and Holbeach have re-opened with regular cleaning in place.

Over 200 new pieces of signage have been designed and displayed, to encourage social distancing and remind people to stay aware in car parks and other areas. A new one-way system will also be implemented in Spalding, Holbeach and Long Sutton. These are designed so that a visitor's nearest shops are on their left, and are to ensure there is a consistent flow of shoppers with minimal risk of encountering someone head-on.

Businesses will be carrying out risk assessments and implementing new cleaning procedures and social distance measures, ensuring the safety of their shoppers and workers.

As part of the wish to make residents feel safe and secure, new street marshals and our community wardens will also have an active presence in town centres during the reopening. They will be able to advise and guide people as to how the new systems work and encourage people to follow them wherever possible.

Market locations

Markets in South Holland include:

  • Spalding - Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • Crowland - Fridays
  • Holbeach - Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Long Sutton - Fridays.

Market Stall Application Forms are available on request or you can Icon for pdf download our Retail Markets waiting list application form [13.88KB].

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Market pitch costs

Spalding market is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays and the costs are:

  • Council owned per 2400mm stall - £17.40
  • Casual Traders per stall - £20.40
  • Own Units Per 300mm - £1.90

Crowland market is held on Fridays and the costs are:

  • Registered Trader own unit per 300mm - £0.51
  • Casual Trader own unit per 300mm - £0.61

Holbeach market is held on Thursdays and Saturdays and the costs are:

  • Registered Trader own unit per 300mm - £0.51
  • Casual Trader own unit per 300mm - £0.61

Long Sutton market is held on Fridays and the costs are:

  • Registered Trader own unit per 300mm - £0.51
  • Casual Trader own unit per 300mm - £0.61

The Council reserves the right to amend its charging policy at any time.

If you have any queries about the information provided on this page or if you would like more information, please contact Customer Services.

This market is held in Spalding on the first Saturday of every month
The Council is responsible for keeping the local market grounds clean and free from litter