I’ve had the following press release in from Walsall Council, and I think this is a really, really good idea – a two-day Christmas market planned for Brownhills over the weekend of 13-14 December 2014, and the council are appealing for stallholders.
At only £10 for non-food and £20 for food stalls, this could well be a brilliant event – and last year’s Christmas Magic day was wonderful. The Walsall night markets were excellent, and I hope some of the same traders could attend.
Please folks – it’s easy to run down our town and say nothing ever happens, but this is a real chance to come together and stage something we can all enjoy. Contact details at foot of the release.
Walsall Council said:
Ho, ho, ho! Christmas Market in store for Brownhills event
A Christmas market selling niche goods, including crafts, jewellery, continental gifts and hot food could be in the pipeline for Brownhills this year.
Organisers for this year’s annual Christmas event on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 December in the town want to model the market on the popular Walsall Night Market – and are calling on local and regional traders to contact them as soon as possible.
Space will be erected in Ravenscourt Precinct, High Street, Brownhills to provide enough room for 40 stalls.
Organiser Nikki Rolls from Walsall Council’s District Centre Management team, said: ‘We’re hoping to put on a really good event. The Night Market in Walsall Town Centre was extremely popular and we want to create a similar event here in Brownhills.
‘We’re seeking a high quality, niche Christmas Market consisting of traders in crafts, jewellery, bespoke and novelty gifts, continental goods and cottage industry businesses. If this is you, we’d love to hear from you.’
The event will run from 10am until 4pm on both days and will be supported by a Santa’s Grotto, children’s rides and other festive themed entertainment.
Stall holders will be charged a fee of £10 for non-food items and £20 to sell food. Fees are the same for one or both days. Stall holders who are interested in supporting the event must bring their own facilities including table and chairs, marquee and lighting is desired. You must provide a copy of your public liability insurance is required and the necessary documentation if you are a food trader.
Councillor Mohammad Nazir, portfolio holder for regeneration added: ‘This should be a great event for the people and visitors to Brownhills. I hope local people get behind this and who knows, it could be a regular event for the town.’
To take part or find out more information please contact Nikki Rolls on 07904 264920 or email her at RollsN@walsall.gov.uk.
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