Brightling Market

As you may have read in the Messenger, I am stepping down from organising Brightling Market and hoped to find someone to take over from me.  No-one has come forward to be the market organiser, but I am pleased to say that someone has offered to run the Market Cafe.

Connie Alderson Blench was brought up in Brightling and now lives in Hastings. She has offered to run the Cafe as a business venture, keeping any profits from the cafe, but doesn’t want to organise the rest of the market.

Also, some of our stallholders won’t be returning this year:  Gussy (Veg) wants to concentrate on developing a cut flower business, and Lighthouse Bakery have just got too popular and busy to spare the time. However, we will still have Judy’s cakes, Jo’s meat and Chris & Stella’s pies.

So we need to think about how we can help the market keep going in the future.  Connie will make all the cakes herself but will need 2 volunteers to help her each month in the cafe.

Please come to the Village Hall at

10am-11am on Saturday 25th February to … 

.  Give your views and suggestions

.  Meet Connie

.  and stay on after the meeting for coffee,  cake and a catch-up with friends and neighbours in true ‘market style’  (11am-Noon)

If you love coming to Brightling Market and want to see it continue being an important part of village life, please DO come.

In the meantime, if you can help Connie run the cafe at one of the markets, please let me know which would be your preferred month(s).

Chris Wing

01580 881232