Special craft market in Hailsham

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A one-off special craft market will see Hailsham come alive with colourful stalls today (Thursday November 27).

The craft market will be set up to complement the regular Hailsham Street Market which takes place four times a month in Vicarage Field.

Talented local craftspeople will be displaying their wares at the market between 9.30am and 3pm, which is being organised by the Hailsham Forward Town Team in partnership with Hailsham Town Council.

Products will range from handmade jewellery to children’s toys and gifts, marble goods to dolls house accessories and beauty products to quilts and cushions.

Cllr Nigel Coltman, chairman of the town council’s Business Enterprise Committee and of the Hailsham Forward stakeholder group, said: “We’re keen to develop new market events in the town and a specialist craft market gives the ideal opportunity for local and regional crafts people to get involved. The stalls will feature an array of unique and high quality handmade goods for shoppers, perfect for checking off Christmas gift lists.”

Deputy town clerk and business enterprise manager Mickey Caira said: “We decided to hold a specialist craft fair following the success of our Children’s Market organised earlier this year, which attracted many visitors. We’re pleased to be able to support local business and craftspeople again in this venture and have been delighted with the numbers who are coming along to support us at the craft market.”

Pitches for the Craft Market are still available but limited and those wishing to trade at the event are advised to book immediately. Call 01323 841702 or email streetmarket@hailshamforward.co.uk.