Message from the Chair
We have now seen the completion of our outdoor ‘summer’ programme, with the Bentley Woodfair. Once again, we were blessed with good weather and a strong footfall, giving members the opportunity to provide products for the visitors.
Although the summer generally saw good weather, the number of members attending events was less than in previous years. As a result, we have sent out a survey to understand what members would like to see next year. If you have not already done so, please let Graham have your views by the end of October.
We now turn to the pre-Christmas events, the first of which was at Herstmonceux. This was a new venue for us and proved to be very successful with a large number of visitors. Details of events for the remainder of the year are shown below and if members would like to attend, please contact the organiser as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, the organisers of the Heart of Kent Hospice Christmas Fair have decided that with the potential to see a rise in cases of Covid, it is not appropriate to go ahead with the event this year. They have therefore taken the difficult decision to cancel.
By way of advance warning the group’s AGM will be held at Robertsbridge Village Hall on Thursday 16th February. More details will be provided nearer the time.
29th October Rotherfield Christmas Fair. There are a small number of spaces available, so please contact Angela as soon as possible
12th November Crowborough Christmas Fair. We are returning to this venue which proved popular last year. This is a great opportunity with a good catchment area, so again, if you wish to attend, please contact Angela.
19th and 20th November Cooden Beach Hotel. We are returning to this very popular venue which is under new ownership. It has proved to be very successful in the past. There are a limited number of spaces available, so if you wish to attend, please let Angela know very quickly.
26th November Nutley Christmas Fair. After last year’s success at this new venue, we are returning but, on a Saturday, this time. There has been good interest shown, so please let Ron know, if you would like to join us.