Market Fair is a scheme that market and car boot organisers sign up to.
As a member of the scheme, organisers agree not to allow certain items to be sold at their markets to protect legitimate traders from unfair competition and helps safeguard market and car boot visitors.
Nearly half of markets and car boot organisers in Norfolk have signed up, alongside a number of partner agencies including Norfolk Police and the Tourist Board.
What items cannot be sold under the Market Fair scheme?
Stolen, unsafe and counterfeit goods; offensive weapons and age restricted goods when they are sold to underage buyers, displayed incorrectly or sold without a licence when one is required.
Can age restricted items be sold at markets and car boots?
Yes, but there are guidelines that must be followed at a Market Fair market or car boot to make sure underage buyers don’t have access to these goods.
These are any goods that should only be sold to a person of a certain age like cigarettes, computer games and DVDs.
Trading Standards and the police strongly recommend weapons are not sold at a market or car boot. These are age restricted items and must be displayed and sold in a particular way.