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Sedgefield Farmers’ Market Sunday 2nd August
Trading time will be the same, 8.30 am to 12.30 pm.
Before the market
If you know what you want from specific traders, please consider ordering it for collection and pay before collecting your order. Traders may make arrangements for you to pick up your order from behind their stall if you don’t want to enter the one-way system.
The market operation
The market will be set up around the usual triangle of paths, with a one-way system in force. Stewards will be at tables at the 3 corners, separating the Entry & Exit points. They will guide and advise you on safety. Hand sanitiser will be provided here for use on both gloved and un-gloved hands. Notices displayed around the market will be for your own and other people’s safety, so please do act on these. If the market becomes busy, the stewards may request you to wait to enter until other shoppers have left.
If you have the virus or feel unwell, please don’t come to the market. Please ask someone else to shop for you. Otherwise, please...
Enter the Market at one corner of the triangle and leave at a convenient corner.
Listen carefully to stewards and heed their requests.
Observe the one-way system & the two-metre spacing.
Come singly or with as few household members as possible.
Bring a dog ONLY if it is your trained assistance dog.
Bring and use your own face masks and gloves.
Avoid stopping to chat - even with friends you haven’t seen for some time.
Minimise the use of cash, instead use contactless payment methods where possible.
Although the bench seat within the triangle will be taped off, you can of course use the benches and green away from the market as a socially distanced ‘chat zone’, at your own discretion. Together we can make this work safely. Above all, let’s make it a happy occasion.
Our 6th year of Energy Switch
August sees the anniversary of our energy switching programme and as we continue to believe that it offers the best opportunity to reduce energy bills, we will continue to promote the scheme for another year. For those whose current contract comes to an end before the end of the year and wish to continue, or for people wishing to join for the first time, here are the key dates.
Registration opens on 4th August and closes on 5th October. The Auction follows on 6th October, with Personal Offers issued from 19th October. Acceptance closes on 17th November.
If you are confident online, go to https://bigcommunityswitch.co.uk/sedgefield-development-trust, and ‘Sign up today’ buttons and simply fill out your details. If you prefer to register and receive information through the post, or need any help, call the Trust Helpline on 07980 134 594 and we will help or register for you.
If you need more information, find us at the SDT stall during Farmers Market.
Woodland & Wildlife
Always welcoming social distanced help.
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