Terms and Conditions


In these terms and conditions, the term Trader, you, or yours refers to the person, business or organisation that is applying for a pitch to trade from and is registered with MPEL.

For the purposes of this document event will be the term used for markets, events and Christmas Markets

Market Place is the trading name of Market Place (Europe) Ltd, Market Place Events Ltd and Market Place Management Ltd, for the purposes of this document MPEL will be used as definition of the company.



These terms and conditions are accepted as part of the registration process with Market Place, on the website when you create your trader account which enables you to apply for our events. Applications for events will not be considered until your account has been approved and these Terms and Conditions have been signed and returned.

The additional documents required as part of the registration process must be provided, be in date and checked by MPEL before you can trade at any of our markets and events, these documents are listed below:

  • Copy of your passport/other acceptable ID showing you have the right to work in UK
  • Copy of your public liability insurance certificate
  • Copy of Current PAT certification for all electrical equipment to be used at our markets
  • Current Gas Safe certification (caterers only)
  • Copies of Food Hygiene Training certificates for you and all staff that work for you
  • Your HACCP/SFBB documentation
  • Copy of Food Business Registration Certificate/letter – this must clearly show.

Local Authority, Council where your business is registered for Food Hygiene

Full name (which matches the details held on your account with us)


Registration/certificate number

Food Hygiene rating

If you are based in another country and your documents are not in English, a copy of original certificate/letter and English translation must be supplied.

  • A copy of your menu/product list, tariff/price list and a list of your ingredients may be required for certain events and must be supplied on request.
  • Risk Assessments as appropriate as a minimum must include a Fire Risk assessment.
  • Allergen labelling and list of all ingredients in your products both hot and fresh foods, clearly displayed on your stall for the public to see.
  • All businesses that produce pre-Packed food for Direct Sale are required to label it with the name of the food and full ingredients list with allergenic ingredients emphasised on the list, date of packing and best before date.


3.Application Process.

Once your Registration has been approved to trade you will be able to access the market listings via your trader account at www.marketplace.co.uk under the traders login and apply for events except when your product category has been excluded by client or event type.

Please be aware of how the approval system for trading works.

  • On applying for a market, you will receive an email stating that you have applied but you application is PENDING, at this point you have not been given approval to trade at the market you have applied for.
  • A member of the market team will approve or decline your application based on space available, your products sold and the type of market applied for.
  •  Once the Market team have assessed your application you will be notified by email advising if you have been approved or declined to trade at that event.
  • Only on receipt of that second email granting approval you can  book accommodation, arrange staff and stock etc.
  • DO NOT make any arrangements such as booking accommodation, ordering stock, arranging staff until your application has been approved for the market applied for.


4.Market Place Website use of Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions govern your use of our website; by using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our website.

You must be at least 18 years of age to use our website. By using our website and by agreeing to these terms and conditions you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age.

Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of our [privacy policy / cookies policy.


4.1 Credit

These terms and conditions were made using a free SEQ Legal template available at website-law.co.uk. Premium precedents available from SEQ Legal include precedent online booking terms.


4.2 Licence to use website

Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the licence below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages or other content from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

(a) republish material from this website (including republication on another website);

(b) sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;

(c) show any material from the website in public;

(d) reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website for a commercial purpose;

(e) edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or

(f) redistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution such as our newsletter.

(g) Where content is specifically made available for redistribution, it may only be redistributed within your organisation.


4.3 Acceptable use

You must not use our website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent.

You must not use our website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use our website for any purposes related to marketing without our express written consent.


4.4 Website Restricted access

Access to certain areas of our website is restricted. We reserve the right to restrict access to other areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion.

If we provide you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of our website or other content or services, you must ensure that that user ID and password is kept confidential.

We may disable your user ID and password in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.


4.5 User/Trader generated content

In these terms and conditions, "your user content" means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to our website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to us the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

We reserve the right to edit or remove any material submitted to our website, or stored on our servers, or hosted or published upon our website.

Notwithstanding our rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, we do not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, our website.


4.6 Limited warranties

We do not warrant the completeness or accuracy of the information published on this website; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to this website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill).


4.7 Limitations and exclusions of liability

Nothing in these terms and conditions will:

(a) limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;

(b) limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

(c) limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; 

(d) exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in these terms and conditions:

(a) are subject to the preceding paragraph;

(b) govern all liabilities arising under the terms and conditions or in relation to the subject matter of the terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free-of-charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.


4.8 Indemnity

You hereby indemnify us and undertake to keep us indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of our legal advisers) incurred or suffered by us arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions[, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.


4.9 Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, we may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.


4.10 Variation

We may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of our website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on our website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.


4.11 Assignment

We may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.


4.12 Severability

If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.


4.13 Exclusion of third party rights

These terms and conditions are for the benefit of you and us, and are not intended to benefit any third party or be enforceable by any third party. The exercise of our and your rights in relation to these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.


4.14 Entire agreement

These terms and conditions together with our privacy policy constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.


4.15 Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


4.16 Our details in relation to the website.

The full name of our company is Market Place (Europe) Ltd.

Our registered address is Market Place Europe Ltd, MJ Goldman, Hollinwood Business Centre, Albert Street, Oldham, OL8 3QL

You can contact us by email at info@mpel.co.uk Tel 0161 478 6060


5.Primary and Secondary Markets/Events

There are occasions within the Market programme, where we will have two events on at the same time. This tends to occur, although is not limited to, when we are staging a Food Festival and we strive to find an alternative event for our non - food traders.

MPEL will designate the Primary event that we will except traders to attend, for example we would expect all our Street, Fresh Food traders to apply first for the Food Festivals and only if they are declined for the primary event or operate a second team, will they then be able to apply for the Secondary event.

The Operations Manager decision will be final in all matters regarding the markets traders are approved/allocated for.


6.Payment for Events – New Traders

New traders (applies for the first six events attended, this may be extended if you cancel events within the given time)

  • Pitch & other fees must be paid in full before you will be allowed on site to set up.
  • All payments must be made 48 hrs in advance of the event.

Payment can be made direct by: -

  • Card via telephone to office/Manager – payment to be received two working days before market due to commence e.g., Market due to start Thursday payment must be made by Tuesday before
  • Bacs/Faster payment - payment to be received two working days before market due to commence e.g., Market due to start Thursday payment must be made by Tuesday before
  • Card/cash payment on arrival at event site if pre-approved by Operations Manager.



7.Payment for Events - Regular Traders

Pitch & other fees must be paid in full by cash/card by the second trading day of each event (excluding Christmas Markets where separate payment terms apply) on demand from the Market Manager.

Alternatively, payment can be made in advance by:

  • Card via telephone to the office –  0161 478 6060 payments to be received two working days before market due to commence e.g. Market due to start Thursday payment must be made by Tuesday.
  • Bacs/Faster payment - payment to be received two working days before market due to commence e.g., Market due to start Thursday payment must be made by Tuesday before.

Payments not received by the second trading day of event are considered late and we reserve the right to charge interest on late payments at the statutory rate


8. Your Commitment to attend

Once you have booked onto a market via your trader account and your application has been approved you have committed to attend that event and are liable for the fees unless point 9 below applies.


9.Cancellation by Trader

 This is for general market cancellations and excludes Christmas Markets where separate trading conditions apply.

It is important that you follow the steps below to ensure that you will not be charged for nonattendance.

Other than emergencies if you cannot attend a market, you should cancel this via your website account ONLY, we will not accept cancellations via phone, email, WhatsApp, or text to any members of the Market Team.

You are responsible for keeping us advised of any changes in your plans to trade at events you have applied for.

  • You may cancel your application for an event/market at any time without financial penalty up to 10 calendar days prior to the start date of the market.
  • Cancellations less than 10 calendar days but more than five calendar days before first day of market will mean you maybe liable for 50% cost of your pitch rental which must be paid in full prior to your attendance at the next market.
  • Cancellations less than 5 calendar days before first day of market will mean you may be liable for 100% cost of your pitch rental which must be paid in full prior to your next market.
  • Late cancellations less than 120 hours’ notice You must telephone the Market Manager and notify us via your trader account (see above).
  • Late cancellations less than 48 hours’ notice (where unable to cancel attendance via online account) You must telephone the Market Manager and confirm your reasons by email to admin@mpel.co.uk

To cancel an application (before or after pitch approval)

  • Log into your online account and click the My Events tab and find the event in the list you wish to cancel and complete the form giving a full detailed explanation of why you are cancelling. Once completed click cancel application and this will inform us you will no longer be attending, remember this is the only way that you can cancel a market without incurring charges.
  • MPEL will not accept WhatsApp, email, text, or any other form of communication when cancelling a market.

If you have to cancel your attendance due to an Emergency before the market begins or have to leave during a market – please telephone the Manager as soon as possible giving brief details of your emergency and confirm either non- attendance or that we can make arrangements for you to leave the market. For the following reasons

  • Late arrival
  • Non - attendance
  • Closure of stall
  • Agree arrangements to remove stall, equipment, and products during market operations.
  • Send email to office giving full explanation including any steps taken to arrange cover.


The Operations Manager will consider your reasons and your overall attendance (e.g., repeat cancellations) and will notify you of any fees due based on the procedure above.

Note: If a trader is absent for any reason when expected at the market and has not followed the steps above to inform the Market Manager and they do not pay the pitch fee, we may be unable to hold their place and position in the market team and they cannot attend any further events until all outstanding fees due are settled.



You are legally obliged to take out insurance to cover any hazard or loss which may occur at the Market. This must include public and product (and if you employ staff employers) liability insurance for no less than £5,000,000. Your documentation must be up to date and uploaded to your web profile, you are required to have a copy with you to show on site on request.


11.  Losses

You agree that MPEL or any of their designated representatives are not responsible or hold any liability for any financial losses; any loss or damage of your equipment, goods, or personal belongings; personal injury of representatives working for or connected to you or for any members of the public attending this Market which are directly or indirectly incurred by you whatsoever.


12. On Site

MPEL and their designated representatives are solely responsible for the allocation of pitch sites on the market footprint. There are no regular trading pitches for any traders, we will (to the best of our endeavours) accommodate traders’ requests and requirements, but this cannot be guaranteed.

The Market Manager will mark out the site prior to the arrival traders and allocate positions based on power requirements and the types of products on sale to ensure that there is an equal spread of products throughout the event footprint and generators are balanced.

  • You may not sub-contract / sublet your pitch or any part of your pitch to another person.
  • Traders must use recyclable or biodegradable packaging where possible and we will continue to work towards a 100% recyclable or biodegradable waste management system at all our events. Many local authorities and BIDs expect us to recycle and to have removed single use plastics.  It would be best to work on the premise that single use plastics will not be allowed at any of the markets/events we manage.   You may find this site helpful: http://www.recycle-more.co.uk/
  • No amplified music or PA systems are permitted. (The exception to this is in the bar where a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) needs to have been applied for and granted and includes the playing of music.
  •  A copy of the TEN must be supplied to MPEL and be available at the bar.
  • No animals or pets are allowed on site. Any animals brought onto site will be removed at your own expense. Failure to do this will result in your expulsion from site, with Market Place entitled to retain your full pitch fees.
  • You are obliged to keep the area around and directly in front of your stall tidy and free of rubbish, slip and trip hazards, this includes regularly wiping down and cleaning any tables for condiments, seating areas and browsing tables.
  • Care should be taken not to cause any damage or change to the site, including the grass in public areas, or to any of the fittings, equipment or any other property belonging to the site or to MPEL or their designated representatives. You will be responsible for and must pay for any damage, including accidental damage caused.
  • You shall ensure that your designated pitch has been left tidy and in good order and that MPEL or their designated representatives have deemed it so. Any cost for cleansing your site will be charged to you; this includes failing to dispose of waste oil and other waste liquids appropriately, leaving gas bottles or other bulky waste behind. Market Managers will provide photographic evidence of any issues.
  • All hot food traders and traders using or selling products with oils and liquid goods must use protective flooring in and around their pitch to protect the ground from any spills of fatty produce. Failure to do this will result in your expulsion from site, with MPEL entitled to retain your full pitch fees.
  • You are not permitted to make any recordings or broadcasts of the event without the express consent of MPEL. All images and sound recordings remain the property of MPEL.
  • MPEL reserve the right to cancel a trader’s pitch at any time due to adverse weather that results in space not being available or being safe to operate from.
  • Trading may only take place during permitted times, set out in your confirmation of trading arrangements notice.
  • Trading may only take place from trading units, stall and canopy types that have been approved or provided by MPEL. Images of your trading gazebo, unit should be uploaded to your online account on the MPEL website.
  • On set up night traders must not access any market site in their vehicles until authorised by the Market Manager. (this is usually after the generators have been delivered and the truck has left the site around 7 p.m.)
  • Vehicles are only allowed on site for loading and unloading during specified hours during the market operation. Trading may not take place from vehicles except where the vehicle is a designated trading unit which has been approved by prior consent by MPEL. Under no circumstances should vehicles be left on site overnight.
  • Dependent upon the market location and layout the Market Manager will speak to traders on the final days trading and will if required allocate time slots for traders to bring their vehicles to site. It is suggested that traders pack down stalls first (to deter members of the public remaining on site to ensure safety showing the market has closed), this also means that vehicles are parked on site for as short a time as possible for loading.
  • Gazebos/marquees need to be correctly weighted in line with the manufacturer’s recommendations with a minimum of two 13 kg weights on each of your stall/gazebo legs. The Market Manager will inspect all stalls throughout the market and weights must remain in situ until the market closes and your gazebo is ready to be taken down. Failure to have the minimum weights in position will mean you will be unable to trade.
  • You must provide the correct side sheets to properly secure your gazebo outside of market trading hours.
  • As a food trader you need to ensure that your local authority Environmental Health certification is up to date and standards/procedures are maintained. Many councils will inspect units on site and if any traders are found to score less than their registered score/or fail the inspection, they may be asked to leave the market and fees will still be due in full.

As representatives of MPEL, we expect traders to always maintain the highest professional conduct. Any traders that act in a manner that causes the event to be brought into disrepute, risk loss of pitch, cancellation of future bookings and position in team. Any complaints directed towards a trader should be reported immediately to the Market Manager in the first instance and confirmed in writing.

13. Fire / Gas / Electricity / Water & Waste liquids

  • All electrical equipment used within your stall must have portable appliance testing (PAT) certification from a qualified electrical engineer. PAT testing must have been carried out within a year of event date. Copies of current/renewal certification must be supplied, and a copy retained on your trading unit for viewing on request.
  • To comply with regulation (Fire Safety Order 2005) you must supply a completed fire risk assessment (as part of the registration process)
  • All stalls using electrical cooking equipment/large water heaters must supply as a minimum a CO2 extinguisher and a fire blanket
  • All stalls using gas must supply a 5kg dry powder fire extinguisher and a fire blanket.
  • Any food unit using a deep fat fryer must also supply a Wet Chemical extinguisher and a fire blanket.
  • Any stall using large electrical equipment must supply a CO2 extinguisher.
  • Fire Fighting equipment should be checked regularly, and extinguishers must be serviced annually, and certification must be available on your stall for viewing on request.
  • All gas appliances must comply with the relevant regulations and must be certified by a registered Gas Safe engineer. Gas Safe testing must have taken place within the last 12 months. Gas bottles on site must be at least 3 metres apart with spare used and unused bottles stored off site.
  • Wherever possible a potable water supply will be made available on or near the market site. The Market Manager will communicate its location to traders on site. However, traders are also encouraged to bring their own water supply with them particularly for the first day’s trading and to ensure you have water if inspected by Environmental Health.
  • All waste liquids must be disposed of carefully and appropriately, either in designated containers supplied as part of the waste management, designated local disposal point, or taken away by the trader for disposal. The Market Manager will tell you where liquids can be disposed of onsite or whether you will need to take them away.


14. Electricity supply on our markets

For most markets, the site fee includes a standard electricity supply, if this is not included the price will be clearly shown on the event details on our website and will be included in the trading arrangements notice.

You must ensure you have clearly stated on your online account your specific requirements for 16amp/32amp, 3 phase power supplies.

  • We reserve the right to set a separate fee for electricity.
  • The equipment that you will use on the market must be PAT tested and certified and all certifications must be available to be inspected at any time by both the Market Manager and the local authority.
  • All equipment must be IP Rated to IP65. (The IP rating or IP code classifies the degree of protection provided by an enclosure, for electrical equipment with a rated voltage not exceeding 72.5 kV. This standard defines levels of sealing effectiveness against “ingress” i.e., intrusion from foreign bodies such as tools, dirt, and liquids/water.)
  • No reduction in pitch fee is applicable if you do not use the electrical supply.
  • MPEL is not responsible for the failure of generators at any event or market and will ‘to its best endeavours’ ensure power is restored as quickly as possible.
  • Electricity is provided via generators, or our clients own installed supply, such as Nottingham, with distribution boards. To access this supply, you will need an external cable with a round socket (c form) 16/32 amp (available from DIY centres, caravan/camping outlets, electrical supplies shops, amazon etc) like those used for camping/caravanning and markets. The 13amp unit which you plug your normal sockets into attached to the end of the external cable must be kept inside your unit for safety (normal 13amp sockets etc. are not waterproof). The generators are positioned in discreet areas within the market site, and you need to ensure your cable is long enough to reach in a range of circumstances, a minimum of 25 metres per cable is required by all traders.
  • No petrol generators are allowed at our markets.
  • Any unsafe cables and other related equipment will be unplugged and removed from site by the Market Managers.

(Please see the 2022 Guide to Power on Market Place markets for further information on generators, cables, connections and managing cables and electrical installations safely. Or speak to a member of the Operations Team.)


15. Security

Out of Hours Operational Security is provided at the request of the traders and is recharged directly at each event. The price of security is shown on the website for each event and depends on the number of evenings that security is required. Please note Security is an optional service. Traders do not have to leave equipment, goods, or possessions on site outside of trading hours but traders leaving any equipment, goods, or possessions on the market outside of trading hours do so at their own risk and must pay the Security charge applicable at that event.


16. Cancellation charges for Christmas Markets

You are responsible for keeping us advised of changes in your plans to trade at the Christmas Market events you have applied for.

You may cancel your application for an event at any time without penalty if we have not allocated you a pitch (you will have been notified of this and can check in your online account)

If a pitch has been allocated to you, you must notify us via your online account or in writing by email to cancel your attendance.

For cancellations made more than 7 weeks before the market starts there is a nominal admin fee of £25 or 1% of pitch fee (whichever is greater) plus VAT.

Late cancellations (less than 7 weeks’ notice) charged 50% of the pitch fee plus VAT. You must notify us via your online account or in writing by email. The Operations Manager will consider your reasons for non-attendance, and you will be notified of the decision and advised of any fee due.

Pitch allocated and Fail to Attend/notify us in advance of non-attendance. The full pitch fee plus VAT will be charged. You may apply for the fee to be waived in writing/by email stating your reasons. The Operations Manager will consider your reasons for late attendance, and you will be notified of the decision and advised of any fee due.

All Late cancellation/Failed to Attend will be subject to a minimum administrative fee of £25.00 or 1% of pitch fee (whichever is greater) plus VAT..

Should monies not, at the time of cancellation, already have been paid to Market Place the cancellation fee will still apply.

If a trader is absent for any reason when expected at a Christmas Market and they do not pay the cancellation fee, we may be unable to hold their place and position in the market team and action will be taken to recover fees owed.


17. Market Refunds

Where payment has been made prior to the event, any refund due to timely cancellation will be made within five working days. For late cancellation/Failed to attend, any refund due will be paid within five working days of the Operation Managers decision.

All refunds are at the discretion of MPEL.


18. Health and Safety

  • Ensure that all your working practices comply with the regulations as outlined in the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
  • Ensure that all working practices comply within the regulations as outlined in the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.
  • Ensure that all working practices comply with the regulations as outlined in the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992.
  • Ensure that all working practices comply with the regulations as outlined in the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
  • Ensure that all working practices comply with the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006.
  • Ensure that all working practices comply with Regulations (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuff.
  • Ensure that all delivery, storage, containment, usage, and removal of flammable liquids comply with the regulations contained in the following: The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Highly Flammable Liquids and Liquefied Petroleum Gases Regulations 1972.


19. Adverse Weather and/or Incidents, Force Majeure, Cancellations that impact the Market

MPEL reserves the right to close the market if the Market Manager feels that weather conditions on the day are too severe to trade i.e., high winds, blizzards etc. MPEL is not responsible for adverse weather conditions and/or incidents that may require the market to close and as such there are no refunds for these reasons.


Force Majeure

  • Force Majeures definition is  - Force majeure is a French term that literally means “greater force.” It is related to the concept of an act of God, an event for which no party can be held accountable, such as cancellation due to extreme weather, pandemic or epidemic, death of a member of the Royal Family that would stop the operations of MPEL, but are completely out of the control of MPEL. Dependent exactly upon the circumstances fees and charges would still apply.
  • Upon the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event, MPEL shall immediately notify traders and others affected of the occurrence and affects such as cancellation/rescheduling and the effects of the Force Majeure Event on its ability to stage the market or event and a reasonable estimate of the duration of the Force Majeure Event as dictated by the occurrence.


20. Non-compliance

MPEL and their designated representatives reserve the right to remove you from the market site if you do not comply with the obligations as outlined within this document.

You may not be permitted to operate your stall or outlet if you do not satisfy the licensing requirements of the Local Authority. MPEL and their designated representatives cannot accept any responsibility or liability if this situation occurs.

You agree to abide by the above clauses of this document and indemnify MPEL and their designated representatives against any claim, loss or liability arising from a breach of the above clauses/regulations.


21. Litter Bond

At Christmas Markets and other large events or extended markets at the discretion of MPEL a Litter Bond is applied and is payable in advance of the event.

This payment is a ‘Bond’ to ensure that your designated pitch has been left tidy and in good order e.g. stain free and that the onsite rules regarding rubbish removal etc as well as any equipment supplied by MPEL is returned to original state e.g., fixtures removed from wooden chalets.

If your designated pitch and any equipment supplied by MPEL has not been left in an acceptable state, then Market Place retains the right to ‘cash’ your Litter Bond. The instructions for waste control are communicated to you by the Market Manager via the confirmation of pitch notice, separate written notice and/or verbally at the event.

The Litter Bond may also be cashed if a trader makes a late cancellation, fails to attend a booked event, or has accrued arrears for any other reason.

Please note: If a trader is absent for any reason when expected at one of our markets and they do not pay the fees due, we may be unable to hold their place and position in the market team.

The Litter Bond will be returned to each trader post event following site inspection and on receipt of traders confirmed bank details (by post or email).

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