Brownhills Christmas market: it’s on – and an appeal for help!


A great thing for Brownhills…

Well, it’s going ahead – despite the negativity and naysayers, there are sufficient stalls now signed up to make the planned Christmas Market in Brownhills this year a reality. The organisers still have spaces for this two-day extravaganza, so if you’d like to join in the fun, get your application in sharpish!

The two day Christmas market is planned for Brownhills over the weekend of 13-14 December 2014, and the organisers are interested in hearing from anyone who’d like to hire a pitch.

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.

You can download an application form to print out here, or make any enquiries with Nicki Rolls who’s organising the event. You can contact her via the Brownhills Town Centre Partnership Facebook Page, email on or by good old fashioned telephone on 07904 264920.

There’s also been an appeal from the Town Centre Partnership for help sprucing up Ravens Court for the Christmas event:

Great news for the Brownhills Christmas Market on 13th and 14h of December. Tesco have donated their time as well as Various other things, and today we have had permission from the Ravens Court site owners to spruce the place up in time for our event.

We urgently need volunteers to help with the cleaning, painting etc.

If Anyone has a contact in DIY trade for some shutter paint, please get in touch. Let’s make this event really great and get the town’s eyesore tidied up…

If you can help contact Nicki Rolls on07904 264920

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.

Walsall Council said:

A festive market selling niche goods including crafts, jewellery and hot food will be brought to Brownhills this Christmas.

Organisers for the market – a first for the town – have confirmed they have enough traders to stage the event on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 December. Around 20 stalls were needed to turn the market into reality, but enough space is available for 40 traders.

Council chiefs say the event could be a regular one for the town.

Organiser Nikki Rolls, from the Council’s district centre management team, said: “We’re delighted to confirm that we have enough traders to hold Brownhills’ first ever festive market.

‘We’re really pleased with the response and are looking forward to hosting a fabulous event in the town.

‘At least 20 stalls have now been confirmed, with traders selling handmade jewellery, bespoke and novelty Christmas gifts, crafts, beauty products, cupcakes and homemade cakes, unique Christmas wreaths and a hot chocolate counter.

‘We have enough space for 40 stalls so if you’re interested in trading at this event please get in touch.’

Space will be erected in Ravenscourt Precinct in High Street and stallholders 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.

To find out more contact Nikki on 07904 264920 or email

Meanwhile, if you’re organising anything for Christmas at all, please do drop me a line. I do like to promote local stuff wherever possible. It’s an easy way for you to reach thousands of readers a week, absolutely free of charge.

Please mail your details to BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.

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4 Responses to Brownhills Christmas market: it’s on – and an appeal for help!

  1. Peter says:

    I really hope this event brings about some change, not just for the planned 2 days but something to build on for the future. With all the development work going on in Brownhills over the last year or so Ravenscourt Precinct is looking like a right turd. I find it quite puzzling why the owners of Ravenscourt Precinct are able to engage in conversation about granting permission to allow volunteers to spruce it up, but can’t legally (or so it appears anyway) be made to keep it in good order. My understanding is that the Precinct is owned privately and you cannot of course force anyone to do something with it if they don’t want to, but I would suggest that, in parts, it is now quite dilapidated and potentially dangerous, attracting vermin such as pigeons to nest, I suspect other vermin also, surely there must be some powers available to do something. Congratulations to the Town Centre Partnership and the Councils District Centre Management Team for getting this far, I’m sure that an awful lot of hard work and many hours have gone into this event already, and many hours of hard work still to come. I’m sure Nikki Rolls is one of a larger team and they must all be praised for their efforts.
    Good luck for the event itself and let’s hope it can kick start some action.

    All the best


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