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COVID-19 update

Please see our coronavirus section for the latest updates on our markets.

Earlestown Saturday Flea Market

Earlestown Saturday Flea Market returned on Saturday 24 April, with traders spaced out to promote social distancing.

Additional rules during COVID-19

  • Traders MUST bring hand sanitiser with them to the market
  • Traders are required to manage their own queues and encourage social distancing for their own customers
  • Items for sale must be displayed clearly on the stall, not within cardboard boxes. Traders should encourage a 'look with your eyes, not with your hands' approach
  • No items are to be placed within the aisles, which must be kept clear at all times
  • Traders must ensure that any advice signs are visible at all times
  • Prospective traders must book online via our new stall and pitch booking system
  • Stalls are allocated this way only; no traders will be allowed to turn up and trade on the day without a booking
  • All traders must provide their name and contact number in line with NHS Test & Trace
  • Traders will be spaced across the market in line with social distancing. This does not mean build-out is acceptable
  • Traders must form a queue outside the market office and wait to be allocated a place on the day
  • Traders must not set up on any stall without permission from staff on the day. If any trader does so, they will be asked to pack up and move and/or leave the market
  • Excess waste should not be left at the market. St Helens Borough Council is not responsible for unsold items and traders must take these away with them at the end of the market. Any excessive waste will be reported

Trading positions are in three categories:

  • Pitch - £16.00
  • Nine-foot stall £19.00
  • 12-foot stall and metal roof £20.00

Earlestown Saturday Flea and Craft Market was first established in 1987. This popular event is great place to pick up a bargain, or if you fancy yourself as bit of a 'Del Boy', it's a great way of clearing out your unwanted items. You will also find craft, bric-a-brac and old collectable items.

The market takes place every Saturday throughout the year from 07.00am to 14.00pm on the same site as the Friday market.

Prohibited goods

  • All counterfeit or copied goods including CDs, DVDs and videos
  • Newspapers, magazines
  • Tobacco/E-cigs
  • Alcohol
  • Catalogue returns or seconds and damaged stock
  • Weapons of all description

For health and safety reasons, the following second-hand goods are prohibited from sale:

  • All cookers and fires (gas/electric)
  • All washing machines and fridges
  • All cosmetics and toiletries
  • All baby and children's car seats

Persons found selling prohibited goods will be asked to remove the goods from sale or leave the site immediately.

The market officers are required, as part of their official duties, to inspect all items brought onto the car boot sale. All goods brought onto the market will be inspected prior to sale, whether packed in a vehicle or displayed on a pitch. We would be grateful if you would help the market officers by complying with the above.

Contact details

Email: themarketsteam@sthelens.gov.uk

Telephone: 01744 677155