Crowds of shoppers attended Hailsham’s Summer Market in the town centre on Saturday [29 August], an event organised by Hailsham Town Council in partnership with Hailsham Forward.
Vicarage Field was home to many market stalls selling a range of fine food and gifts, as well as quality French produce sold by visitors from Hailsham’s twin town, Gournay-en-Bray.
There was also a hog roast, a live broadcast of the event by Hailsham Festival FM and historic Hailsham Parish Church was open to welcome visitors.
Councillor Amanda O’Rawe, Deputy Town Mayor and Chairman of the Town Council’s Communities Committee said: “The Summer Market resulted in a busy Hailsham town centre on Saturday and I’m delighted this and similar events organised by the Town Council in partnership with Hailsham Forward are always well attended and appeal to people of all ages.”
“The Mayor and I were thrilled that visitors from Gournay-en-Bray came over and joined us at the event, selling wonderful French produce and helping to make the Summer Market vibrant.”
“Our committee has worked hard in recent months to make the necessary preparations for the Children’s, Vintage and Summer Themed Market events and is grateful to everyone who has supported us.”
Town Mayor Councillor Nigel Coltman said: “The enthusiasm of not only shoppers, but local producers and traders, has helped establish Hailsham Street Market as one of the most popular in the south east region.”
“The Street Market and its associated special events such as last Saturday’s Summer Market clearly add to the vitality of Hailsham as a market town and more and more of us are realising the importance of supporting our local producers and traders by purchasing items there.”
The Town Council has already started organising this year’s Hailsham Christmas Market which will take place in the high street and Vicarage Field on Saturday 5 December. Further details of this event will be announced later this year.
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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