Town Hall pop-up shops

We are running a scheme to support town centre businesses

On Thursdays we are offering traders the opportunity to open a pop up shop in the Town Hall civic reception area between 11am and 2pm. This opportunity gives businesses direct access to 900 council and Department for Education staff. The scheme aims to raise awareness of what the town centre has to offer and encourage more staff to shop locally.

The pop up shops are free of charge and are grouped weekly by theme with up to three stalls on each day. Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis. We reserve the right to sift all applicants; our aim is to ensure a well-balanced and interesting mix of goods.

If you are interested in taking part please fill in the initial application [pdf document] and email to or post to the Town Hall using the address above.

You must include documentary evidence of your public liability insurance and, if selling food and/or drink, the other relevant documents identified.

Once your application has been approved we will contact you to arrange your first booking.

We also run pop up stalls in our markets. Click here for more details or contact Helen Taylor on 01325 406189/Ext 6189 or email