St Andrews Market – Autumn Newsletter 2018

Autumn is a time for change and committee has exciting changes planned 2018.

New market president.

Corina Horstra is the new market president. Corina will be wandering around the market over the next few weeks saying hello and handing out this newsletter and our market culture flyer. As we know you will understand to enable Corina to run her stall she will only be available during market hours to respond to emergencies within the market. If you have issues you want to discuss with Corina please stop by her stall before 9am to make a suitably convenient time to catch up. A big thank you also to Mabelle for all she has done over the past few years as president. We are sure you are all as glad as we are that she is staying on committee.

Market Hours are changing this winter –  you get to sleep in for an hour!!

Between April and October (Non- day light saving hours) market hours are changing. The Market will open at 9am and continue to finish at 2pm. This means all process will be an hour later including casual allocations which will commence at 8am and cars to be removed by 9am. We hope the later start creates an increase in stall attendance and encourages more visitors during the winter season.

First of the month freebies

Committee are looking for a different stall each month to offer a free product / service on the first weekend of each month.  Committee will pay $150 towards the cost of the fee product / service if your proposal is approved. To find out more chat to committee and or put your proposal in writing to us. We hope stalls come up with some exciting proposals and that “first of the month freebies “’ is another way we can encourage visitors to the market. 

Free kid’s entertainment during school holidays.

We are rolling out free kid’s entertainment each week of all school holiday’s such as face painting, storytelling etc.  Committee has a budget of $150 for each week, so if you or someone you know is interested in providing entertainment please email or chat to us about your ideas. We are also advertising on RRR again in the lead up to school holidays to promote the market.

Boomerang bags

We would love to move towards a plastic free market and are still looking for stall holders willing to help us introduce boomerang bags into the market. If interested in assisting please let us know.

Promoting the Market

If you use Facebook or Instagram remember to like, share and leave positive feedback on the market page.  The more we promote the more we hope to grow.

As mentioned in our last newsletter, regulars will have noticed market patrons and stall holders are down due to all the other markets and festivals on each weekend. We hope some of our changes are the beginning of re generating the market and as always, we welcome any ideas and or assistance you can provide in helping us grow and promote the market.

Market Culture

Everyone who assists within the market are volunteers, and do so at a cost to running their stalls. We need everyone to help to remain a community market and to make all who visit feel welcome. Please familiarise yourself with the market culture flyer to help us to help you. 😊