Bad Weather Policy
Bad weather cancellation policy
Unless threatened by extreme bad weather or the park is unsafe, Bello Markets will be on.
Final decision in regard to cancellation (due to bad weather or unsafe grounds) will be made on the morning of the market. The Market Manager will check ground conditions, consult the committee and staff, as well as gauge response from stallholders, prior to making a decision.
If market is cancelled the Manager will contact major radio stations and place announcement along with place a notification on Facebook, Webpage and phone answering machine.
A decision will be made no later than 7am on the morning of the market.
If market is cancelled it will go ahead on the 3rd Saturday of the next month.
Stallholders need to provide their own weather protection such as sun and rain gear.
It is the stallholders responsibility to notify the market manager prior to the market if they are not attending for any reason. If possible stallholders should contact (by email or phone) the market manager no later than Monday prior to the market if they cant attend. We understand this cant always be possible so please advise ASAP. Late cancellations (ie: Thursday, Friday or Saturday) or no advice at all will mean a missed stall fee charges at your next market.
Conditions to be considered prior to final decision
Duration and volume of rainfall in the two weeks preceding the market and on morning.
If rain is continuous for several days prior to the market with no respite there is a possible chance it will be cancelled because grounds will be saturated. If it rains for several days prior to and clears on the Thursday/Friday prior to market, chances are it will be on.
If the water table is already high from previous downfalls, ground condition will be checked thoroughly, with chances of certain areas being closed or roped off. This means some stall sites will be repositioned.
Ground conditions play a major role in final decision. Public safety is our priority!