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Shoppers encouraged to support local traders at Street Market

Hailsham Street Market, a weekly market selling locally produced items and unique gifts, reopened last month, more than three months after closing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The COVID-19 outbreak meant that visits to the street market, which operates from 8.30am-1.30pm on every Saturday in Vicarage Field, had to be cancelled due to the introduction of strict social distancing measures.

But, since the easing of lockdown measures, Hailsham Street Market is once once again able to showcase locally sourced produce, craftwork, gifts and many other items.

“I’m delighted that the street market is up and running again,” said Deputy Town Clerk & Business Enterprise Manager Mickey Caira. “Safety is of crucial importance so all market stalls are COVID-secure and signs have been put in place on-site, reminding people to continue social distancing and to follow the guidance.  Advice on how to shop safely at the market is also available but I urge residents and visitors to also do their part to keep each other safe.”

“Whilst there is a limited number of stalls at present, this is expected to increase as more traders reopen for business. Undeniably, economic recovery and growth will be a significant challenge for all businesses but they will be backed by us every step of the way.”

Pitch hire for the street market is available to new traders. To book a stall and to access the market trader application forms, please send an email to enquiries@hailsham-tc.gov.uk.

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