Due to the ongoing public health emergency, Hailsham Street Market will remain cancelled until further notice.
The decision to cancel came about as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and the social distancing measures imposed by government agencies.
“The Hailsham Street Market is a popular regular event,” said Deputy Town Clerk & Business Enterprise manager, Mickey Caira. “Nevertheless, government agencies have put into place crucial measures and advised that all individuals, regardless of their age or any underlying health conditions, should where possible avoid gatherings and public spaces.”
“Of course, we fully appreciate the concerns market traders may have regarding any potential loss of business. Even though we operate a small market, because the market attracts people in close proximity, we feel that temporary closure is the best option for the health and wellbeing of both traders and local residents.”
“We all have a responsibility to ensure government advice and guidelines are followed, to help reduce the spread of this virus.”
Hailsham Town Council’s 2020 summer events programme has also been cancelled and, due to the social distancing measures currently in place, the Summer French Market scheduled to take place on Saturday 25th July will not go ahead as planned.
“It is our duty as a Town Council to look after the health, safety and wellbeing of the public and for this reason, we have taken the decision to cancel the Summer French Market in July, with no suitable options for an alternative date,” said Cllr Nigel Coltman, vice-chairman of the Communities Committee.
“No decision has been taken on the other planned events in the coming months and we will await further information from the Government on the best way to move forward and will make decisions about future events based on the latest information we receive.”
“This is a very challenging time for us all, and we are trying our best to promote public safety by reducing social interaction, which can spread the Coronavirus.”
Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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