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Braintree Street Market

Braintree Street Market

COVID19 Update

Braintree Street Market will not be running as normal. This will remain to be the case, unless and until we receive advice from central Government that indicates otherwise. We know our popular street markets are very much missed, however they do attract crowds of people who sit closely together in the food area and draw a higher than normal footfall in and around the town centres, so there is difficulty ensuring social distancing guidelines are maintained to protect shoppers and traders. We are looking to reinstate them as soon as we can do so, in a safe manner and will keep residents and traders updated when we are able to.

Virtual Street Market - More details can be found at the following closed Facebook group.

Braintree Street Market

  • 28th March - Cancelled 
  • 25th April - Cancelled
  • 30th May - Cancelled 
  • 27th June - Cancelled 
  • 25th July - Cancelled

This is a fast-moving, daily changing situation, therefore we ask that all traders keep up to date with the latest Public Health guidelines and follow Central Government advice.

You can keep up to date with the latest Government information on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Braintree District Businesses closed Facebook group 

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Braintree's bustling street market was a huge success in 2019 and we can't wait to bring them back again in 2020! 

Whether you're looking for a bite to eat or looking to do some shopping, the Street Markets are a great social experience so next time you're looking for a day out, you know where to head. 

Here are some comments from residents who attended the market last year: 

"Great street market guys! Good atmosphere and turnout. We made the effort to pop in and glad we did. Nice to see Braintree buzzing"

"We arrived home from a wonderful cruise, dropped the suitcases, put on layers of warm clothes and went to the monthly market... warmed ourselves up with wonderfully spiced cider at Silks stall, enjoyed pizza at Nonna's and got lots of ideas for Christmas pressies... roll on next month" 

"Loved it, we'll be back again next month!" 

2020 dates 

  • 28th March - Cancelled
  • 25th April - Cancelled
  • 30th May - Cancelled
  • 27th June - Cancelled
  • 25th July
  • 29th August
  • 26th September
  • 31st October
  • 21st November - Christmas Light Switch on & Christmas Market
  • 19th December - Christmas Market 

How to apply to trade

Please familiarise our Market Terms & conditions. You must read, understand and abide by these conditions in order to trade with us.

Within the Application Form/Booking Form you will need to select the, ‘agree to abide by’ button when prompted. You will have 15 minutes per page to complete the form, please ensure that you have read and understood the Market Terms & Conditions.

Market Trader Application Form 2020.

Food Stalls Assessment Form

Important car parking information for traders

As a trader at one of the markets located in Braintree, you can park in the following car parks:

Important Information

Manor Street & Victoria Street car parks will close on Sunday 1st March 2020 before construction work starts on the Manor Street regeneration scheme.

Station Approach & Causeway House (weekends only) will remain open for Traders and Visitors to Braintree Town Centre. For more information visit the Updates page.

Trader Car Parking Tariff

We offer a trader tariff for parking of £1.50 all day. You will need a parking permit to use this offer, this can either be collected on arrival on market day, from the Market Supervisor, sent by post or collected from the Council Offices prior to the market day you have applied for.

Alongside the Trader Parking Permit you must also display a 'Special Offer' Trader Parking Ticket, you can purchase this ticket car parking ticket by pressing the yellow button at the parking machine and wait for the 'Special Offer' to appear on the screen, before inserting payment.

Both 'Trader Parking Permit' and 'Special Offer Trader Parking Ticket' must be displayed together. 

Please note: You cannot park in Manor Street car park. Manor Street and Victoria Street car parks look like one car park but they are separate. To ensure you are in the Victoria Street carpark and not Manor Street, make sure you access from Victoria Street.

Trading times

Traders for the street market are requested to be there to trade for 8.30am and to not pack up before 3pm. The latest trading hour is 6.30pm. 

Where we are

The Market runs through Braintree Town Centre from Manor Street through Market Place along the High Street and up into Bank Street.

Keep up to date with our latest market news on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter page.


Car parking information

See information on local car parks to enjoy what's on offer in the markets town centre.