Still time to book stall at market

If you are an aspiring local trader there is still time to book a stall and sell your wares at a one off Art, Antiques and Collectibles Market in Hailsham.

Organisers will be providing 28 stalls for hire at the one-off special market which will take place in Vicarage Field on Saturday November 2 from 9.30am to 3pm.

Traders selling ceramics, glass, silverware, textiles, jewellery, paintings, sculptures, postcards, stamps, books, ephemera, automobilia, militaria, vintage homeware, fine art, modern collectibles and vintage must-haves are invited to reserve a stall.

The Hailsham Forward Town Team is working on a number of projects in partnership with the Town Council and local Chamber of Commerce to help revitalise the town centre, increase footfall and spend within the town.

One of the main initiatives since it was established last year was the establishment of a regular town centre market (open on the third Saturday and every second and fourth Thursday of each month) and one-off special themed markets.

Hailsham Town Council’s Business Enterprise Manager, Mickey Caira said, “The market is an opportunity for new stall traders looking to make the break into selling art, antiques and collectibles, as well as more established sellers.

“It is hoped that there will be a wide range of unusual and unique goods on offer.

“Simply put, it will add to our overall town centre commercial offer.”

Hailsham Forward chairman Paul Soane added: “Providing street markets – both regular and one-off/themed - is fundamental to the revitalisation of our town centre.

“The secret to a successful market is getting good level quality produce and a broad range of traders, which is what we have already achieved with our regular Hailsham Street Market which takes place three times a month.

“We also hope to achieve this with Art, Antique & Collectibles Market in November, which will give people the chance to pick up some one-off finds whilst enjoying a distinctive and vibrant atmosphere.”

The cost of a pitch and each 3m x 3m gazebo stall are just £20 per day.

If you are interested in booking a pitch and stall please call 01323 841702 or email streetmarket@hailshamforward.co.uk for more information and the relevant application forms.