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Bellingen Community Markets April 2022

Stallholder’s Newsletter

Welcome to our April Easter Market. Hope you had a wonderful month and have planned for a fantastic market day.

We have endured erratic weather, floods and covid, and continue to power on, doing what we love. Surely we are at the tail end of such adversity and better times are coming. Well done on your endurance and keeping your sanity.

While optimistically waiting for the weather to improve… hahaha… it didnt take long to book a full park of fabulous stalls, along with some political groups, ready to answer questions before the upcoming elections. The Great Koala National Park Group will be there as will the RSL Anzac Appeal crew, so please support them where you can.

We we’re looking forward to the Easter Bunny joining us, alas she got covid, so is tucked away healing. Our good wishes go out to her. I never underestimate the power of sharing LOVE and CHOCOLATE, so my crew will come to the rescue and endow you all. Please be extra kind and cooperative with them 🙂 They are a good, hardworking bunch.

Upon checking the park today, it has held together well, other than some puddles on the west side and very wet grass on the east, near oval. We will be filling the puddles with gravel and avoiding the very wet grass on east , so…..

All stallholders entering from Ford St, please please stick to the path and park your car in front of stall to unload. You will be wise not to drive or park behind. It is too soggy and it wont take many cars passing over it to make it boggy. It’s vital you understand and follow these instructions, so everyone has a good start to their day. 🙂

Let’s hope the next few days sees the grounds dry out even further. Once again we have one pathway coming out of D section, moving north along E Section and across to F section, which is a dead end and will encourage visitors to walk back the other way. Well that’s the plan anyway 🙂

If your a permanent stallholder, please advise today if you cant come. Thanks for your prompt attention on this. If you’re a casual and haven’t confirmed your site yet, please do so. Sorry to the casual stallholders who booked but didnt get in and please don’t hesitate to try again in the future. Our April Easter market proved to be very popular.

We’re wishing, hoping, manifesting a dry rest of week and day, complimented by sweet blues music, valuable community groups, good people and lots of easter holiday energy.

See you soon, Kaz Selbie, Bellingen Community Markets Manager

Bellingen Community Markets… not just a marketplace…

but a great place, to be 🙂

Whats coming up…………….

The Shufflemen

The Shufflemen are a three piece blues (and other hues) band based in the Coffs Coast and have a wealth of experience in most music genres. The band is fronted by lead singer and guitarist Tom Goodwin (Loose Cannons, Esmeralda), Gus Schroder (Tork, Blackshaws Beat, 4 th Avenue Band) bass and vocals with Phil Simon (Cutbacks, Kryptic, Tin Sandwich, Sideshow Men) drums and vocals.

An article in the Bellingen Courier-Sun described The Shufflemen as: “seriously good blues played with the passion it deserves”. With a mix of originals and covers the fun, laidback style of the band interacts well with venue patrons.

Click on following link to check them out https://www.facebook.com/The-Shufflemen-2206014932799875

Hear and see them on the main stage from 10am – 2.30pm

Repton Fire Brigade

Repton RFS is the local fire brigade supporting Repton and Mylestom.  Active for over 30 years the brigade has three fire appliances over two stations.  The brigade has been thankfully quite on the wildfire front over the past months but been kept busy recently supporting the clean-up and providing community support initially in Lismore and more recently in Urunga, Mylestom and Coffs Harbour.  The brigade encourages new members who will join an active team with a real community first focus.

Click on the following link to read more about them https://www.facebook.com/groups/1116728648375339

They will be on the gates welcoming all and shaking the bucket for donations, so please give where you can.

Needing some blue sky and sunshine?

Click here to listen to a lovely rendition of “Mr Blue Sky” by Pomplamoos. This well known song is originally by The Electric Light Orchestra. Try and sing it lots and bring some sunshine with you on Saturday.

Did you know……..

We are an all weather market. We only cancel if the grounds are unsafe. Sometimes you just can’t predict weather, so we ask you to be prepared for all extremes. Also, please attend when you have booked because we hold the site for you and often have a waiting list of keen stallholders.

Missed stall fees – Over the last few months there have been several permanent stallholders not letting us know they can’t come or they told us after the Wednesday. All stallholders attending our market must read our Terms and Conditions, where it states, it’s important to let us know if you cant come, before the Wednesday before the market. If you let us know after this, or don’t let us know at all, permanents are charged a missed stall fee at their next market. A casual who books and doesnt attend will be given another opportunity to make good. Clear, prompt and respectful communication goes a long way and helps us to have a full, welll run market, so thanks for your cooperation.

We certainly understand times have been tough. With covid, constant rain, and horrific floods, there has been much uncertainty and change. Therefore, under these challenging times, we have waivered all missed stall fees from past. It’s only fair we start afresh with clear and prompt communication, so both parties know what’s happening. Much appreciated and again thanks for communicating 🙂

And here’s some more important info

  • Permenent stallholders please arrive before 6.30am
  • Casual stallholders arrive at 6.45am
  • Even though there are no covid restrictions in place, please be aware and stay safe
  • Have you read our terms and conditions?
  • Please respect residents by not blocking driveways and being quiet while waiting in morning
  • Drive at walking pace when inside market and never drive on the footy oval
  • Park close to your stall when unpacking, so other cars can easily pass
  • Quickly unpack your gear and move your car outside of the park, preferrably a couple of streets away so your customers can park closer.
  • Return and set up your stall. Your gear will be safe when you are briefly away
  • When leaving in the afternoon, please pack first before getting your car.
  • We open gates at 2.30pm to go home.
  • Once again, when packing up, park close to your stall so other cars can pass
  • Please be out of the park by 4pm
  • Sometimes there are delays, so thanks for your patience and for following the crew directives

How to find us……

The above map shows you where to line up and what gate to enter.

I sent casuals an email with a booking number and instructions, so please refer to this and please reply back when you receive my email, confirming your attendance.

One of our lovely crew will be there on the morning to show you where to go.

The BCM crew and I, wish you and your family a very happy and harmonious Easter. Hope you get some time off to relax and enjoy. See you Saturday 🙂

Don’t they look delicious and isn’t this a great idea for making cookies. I’m sure you have many herbs and flowers in your garden but please make sure they are edible. You will be suprised how many are.