Minster Market @ the Allendale - stallholder information

Thank you for your interest in Minster Market @ the Allendale. This is an exciting new venture for the Wimborne & District Community Association, and we're pleased to continue the long tradition of having a Friday morning market at the Centre. 

There's a variety of stalls available and two smaller rooms that can be booked exclusively.

Minster Market @ the Allendale – Fridays

Stall holder access from:             7.30am (Possible to load in the previous evening, 6pm - 7pm, subject to other bookings)

Market opening time:                 9am

Market closing time:                   2pm

Stall clear down required by:     3pm

Parking for stall holders: There's a small amount of parking directly next to the Allendale Centre that can be used by stall holders for unloading on an ‘as available’ basis. There is ramp access to both front and side of the building. Once unloaded, we ask that stall holders move their vehicles to Allenview car park, situated to the side and back of the Centre (these are Council car parks; fee payable at meter). This allows customers to use our car park throughout the morning and encourages more visitors to the Centre.

Storage: We have very limited storage available at the Allendale (under-stage area and cupboard in corridor). If you have a storage request we'd be happy to discuss and look at available options. Please note – all storage will be chargeable.           

Stall Exclusivity: Please note that there will be no exclusivity given to any products within the market. However, we will try to manage the stall allocations to ensure the market provides a good range of products for our customers, and will not locate similar stalls next to each other.

If you have any further questions about the Minster Market, please do contact us on 01202 887247, email info@theallendale.org or pop into the Centre for a chat.

Covid-19 Considerations

All community areas are the responsibility of the Allendale Community Centre to manage and, for your reassurance, here are the steps we've taken to keep everyone who enters the building as safe as possible.

  • Single public entry point – public entry into the Market will be via the main front entrance.


  • Hand sanitiser – there is a sanitising stand at the entrance to the Centre and we will ask everyone entering to use this.


  • One-way system – there is a signed one-way system throughout the building to ensure social distancing can be observed and to avoid crossover of people in narrow areas such as corridors.


  • Signage – signs are used throughout the building to help guide people around.


  • Toilets – each block of toilets now has a lock on the main door, is accessible by one person at a time and is unisex. Within each block there's a dedicated female and a dedicated male cubicle. Where multiple sinks are in the toilet block, only one will be available for use to allow focused cleaning.

  • General cleaning - daily cleaning of the whole premises will continue with antibacterial products used throughout.  This will include all door handles and surfaces.


  • Tables, chairs and door handles are sanitised regularly – where room set-up is completed by the Allendale Centre, tables and chairs are sanitised, ready for use.


  • Airflow – subject to weather conditions, we ask that all external doors and / or windows to a room remain open for the duration of the session.

  • A clear screen is in place at reception desk to protect our staff and volunteers.

  • A volunteer will be present to manage entry to the Market, if necessary, to avoid excessive queuing and overcrowding.