Pop up sites

Pop Up sites give you the opportunity to trade anywhere in Cornwall.  From a beach, to a woodland, to the top of a hill.

They are for all kinds of trade from artisanal food to Zumba classes and everything in between.

The tender packs for the pitches are released each year in November/December  With a view to selecting those Licensees who will be able to trade the following April.  Whilst waiting for the packs to be released, please have a look at our pop up site film, assessment criteria and further guidance on tendering for Pop Ups Sites.

Just to wet your appetite here are some locations from previous year tenders:

  • Kit Hill, Callington
  • Penzance Promenade, Penzance
  • North Cliffs car Park at Tehidy Country Park
  • Jubilee Green, Saltash
  • Newlyn Green, Newlyn

If you would like to be informed when the tender goes live then please email popupsites@cornwall.gov.uk requesting to be added to the mailing list.

Watch our video which highlights the success of previous phases


Assesment Criteria

The Council will be assessing your application based upon 60% quality and 40% annual rent bid. The information below shows how the quality section is broken down and areas that it would be worth taking into consideration. 

Annual Rent Bid: 40 marks

Quality: 60 marks

Experience: 5 marks

  • How many years of experience do you have?
  • What experience do you have in this or a similar market sector
  • Is this experience local or further afield

Business Set Up: 15 marks

  • How does your business invest in its staff?
  • Has the business supported anyone through other qualifications that add value to the business?
  • Does the business have a strategy for improving and updating its assets?
  • Does the business source responsibly and sustainably?
  • Has the business carried out market research in the area to determine supply and demand?
  • What evidence do you have to demonstrate this?
  • What sets the business apart from everyone else?
  • Have you supplied supporting evidence - Pictures, Menus, Hire price list etc?

Sustainability: 20 marks

  • Demonstrate how you aim for your business to be waste free.
  • Where are your products from?
  • Do you use local, seasonal produce?
  • How are you reducing food miles?
  • Are your products Fairtrade certified?
  • Are you selecting products from sustainable sources?
  • Are you growing your own?
  • Are you using sustainable energy?
  • How are you reducing/minimising your use of plastic?
  • What do you plan to do with your waste?
  • Have you considered their impact on the local area?

Promotion and Protection of Environment : 20 marks

  • Do you support a local club/group through your business?
  • Do you provide outreach activity through your business?
  • Do you run charitable events or donate to charity through your business?
  • Do you provide/support litter picking activities? 
  • Do you have evidence, awards, recognition with regard to above mentioned initiatives?

Additional documents required prior to commencement on site

  • Public Liability Insurance for at least £5 million
  • Relevant Qualifications for your proposal
  • Activity Risk Assessment
  • Site Risk Assessment
  • Proof that a site specific fire risk assessment been undertake.
  • Are they a registered food business?
  • Do they have a food safety management system?
  • Does the business have a health and safety policy?

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