Bad Weather Policy
Cancellation Policy due to Bad Weather
Unless threatened by extreme inclement weather BCM will be on.
Stallholders to provide their own weather protection such as sun and rain gear. Final decision in regard to cancellation (due to inclement weather patterns) 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 decision making. If market is cancelled the Manager will contact all major radio stations and place announcement to that effect, 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.
Notifying absences or attendances
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: Friday afternoon or Saturday) or no advice at all will mean a double fee for stallholder concerned at the 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 . 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. Ground conditions play a major role in final decision. Public safety is our priority!