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Sedgefield Farmers’ Market will RE-OPEN on July 5th!
After isolation and everyone’s efforts to supress the virus - and with many safety precautions, we are ready to resume our market on the green. Aside from allowing more time for safe set up, our trading time will be the same, 8.30 am to 12.30 pm - or later, if traders and stewards agree.
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.
Colouring the new reality.
The Big Community Switch, of which we are a part, is changing its logo colours from blue & yellow to green & yellow, signalling a commitment to renewables.
This in turn reflects the emerging realities of energy production, as well as the growing demand from participants (overwhelmingly local authorities) to make this change.
From this October, all of the energy companies bidding at the auction must provide tariffs which include 100% renewable electricity, adding sustainability to the benefits of the successful money saving scheme.
The regular reports that we receive will in future quantify the carbon emissions saved by switching. As an example, Sedgefield participants who switched at the February auction, will be saving 39 tonnes of carbon emissions for the year, which equates to the emissions of 30 return flights to New York.
Cycling & walking strategy
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Woodland & Wildlife
Volunteers have compiled a nature crossword, simply check your answers here.
While requests for Homework Help have continued, the library is currently closed and so we cannot meet there for the time being. Some resourceful students and helpers are arranging remote sessions using Skype, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts or similar, but this isn't feasible for everyone. We can offer help via e-mail where that is practical.
We will get back to normal operation as soon as that is viable, but meantime, if you'd like to get in touch, find us on Facebook or email us at email@example.com