The Shirehampton Community Plan includes many things the community would like to see happen.
One in particular is an outdoor or indoor market. The exciting news is Shirehampton will see a selection of markets opening very soon!
outdoor market on the back burner
We may have been forced to put the outdoor market on the back burner due to Bristol City Council Parking Services wanting to charge a large sum of money for using the site we chose for the market each month. However we have not given up and we now have our licences to run the High Street Market and, the added bonus, we will also be running a number of themed annual markets. These markets are not only for the community in Shirehampton but also for the communities in Avonmouth, Lawrence Weston, Sea Mills, Kings Weston, Coombe Dingle and Stoke Bishop. We also want to support our own High Street traders with our markets. Here are the dates so far for you all to mark in your diaries for this year.
Shirehampton High Street Markets will be held at The Tithe Barn, High Street, Shirehampton on Thursdays 5th September, 3rd October, 14th November, 3rd December, 10am ‐ 3pm.
The themed markets for this year are being held at The Public Hall, Station Road, Shirehampton on Saturdays 3rd August for the Arts And Crafts Market and 5th October for the Health And Wellbeing Market. Both from 10am ‐ 3pm.
Additional themed markets will be 'Cultural', 'Sustainable', 'Gardens' and 'Christmas'. More dates for all the markets taking us through 2020 will be announced in due course.
We have spent most of this year doing research…
We have spent most of this year doing research, liaising with many traders for the main market, and dealing with mounds of paperwork. The main High Street Market is being held on a Thursday as many of the stalls we want can't do Saturdays due to other work commitments. The core organisers are Ash Bearman from SCAF, Katherine Birth and myself. However, we want to say a big thank you to Shirehampton Community Plan Steering Group, many of Shirehampton's shop keepers and traders, local Councillors Don Alexander and Jo Sergeant, Eric Dougall, Robin Haward, Jake Tovey, St. Nicholas Markets, Amanda Parsons from the Public Hall, Eleanor, Phil and Helen from St. Mary's Church, Ed and Gail Amphlett from the Craft Exhibition, and to the Market Traders and our volunteers now and in the future for their help, support, encouragement and interest in what we wish to achieve for the High Street and our communities. Without them Shirehampton Markets would not be a reality.
We look forward to seeing you at the markets and don't forget to tell your family, friends and colleagues about us. We have listened to you and hope the markets will bring a smile to your face and pleasantly surprise you,so please make sure you visit the markets to shop, as well as venturing into our High Street.
You can find regular updates at www.facebook.com/shirehamptonmarkets or send an email to email@example.com