Message from Chris Wing
Thank you to all those who came to the meeting last Saturday to discuss the future of the market, and to Connie for providing such delicious cakes.
I am pleased to report that the market and cafe will be continuing, as usual, on the last Saturday of the month and that the first market of the year will be on:
Saturday 25th March: 10am-Noon
Although Connie originally planned to run the cafe as a business venture, she has very kindly decided to return all profits to the village. So a big thank you to Connie, particularly as she doesn’t live in Brightling and will be coming from Hastings bright and early to set up the cafe. If you can help out at one of the markets, please email Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org
David Gasson offered to set up the tables and chairs and to put them away at the end.
Re publicity: Anne-Marie offered to publicise the market in The Messenger. Liz Fox is arranging for a monthly item to appear in the Battle Gazette. Connie’s mother Katrina offered to produce some flyers to leave at other markets, etc.
The stallholders have set up a WhatsApp group so will organise themselves.
I will continue as Treasurer.
We will have the following stallholders at the March market:
- Jo Hughes: Meat
- Judy Asselton: Cakes & Preserves
- Stella & Chris: Pies
- Lighthouse Bakery
- Karon: Eggs
- The stallholders hope to find someone to bring Veg
- The Community Table – available to anyone who wants to publicise a local event or business
… and the stallholders hope to find someone to bring Veg.