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Pitches wanted for Bath’s Xmas Market

THE Bath Xmas Market pitch application process has been opened by Bath & NE Somerset Council.

Pitch fees, says the council, are being advertized at a reduced rate to traders who have struggled for many months, and there will be some very short-term pitches for traders who are either starting out or have always wanted to sell at the market but maybe couldn’t make enough stock or are unable to attend the for full duration of the market. For the first time in its 20-year history it will run for 25 days, with pitch options for 11, 14 and 25-day trading.

Pitch fees (including VAT) range from £1,914 to £6,000.

Although many residents find it a nuisance to be avoided, Bath’s Christmas Market is ranked in Europe’s top ten and attracts 400,000 visitors per year, with an estimated spend in the city of £32.5 million in 2019. It will not be promoted in Europe this year, when the number of stalls will be cut from 205 to 161.

Single-use plastics are not permitted and stallholders must use environmentally-friendly bio-degradable alternatives to common single-use plastic products such as product packaging, bags, bottles, straws, containers, cups, and cutlery.

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