GUSTING WIND CANCELLATIONS
Your health and safety and that of the general public is our number one concern. Equally we appreciate that some traders stock is quite fragile, so we have a system whereby if the wind is forecast to be gusting above 30mph (according to the Met Office) on the Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning prior to the market traders with vulnerable stock may cancel by close of business on the Wednesday and will only pay a £25* cancellation charge – you must however let us know your wish to cancel by 18.00 on the Wednesday evening or standard cancellation charges will apply. If the wind gusting is in excess of 35mph there is a chance that a stall could move/wobble slightly (but not dangerously) so you are permitted to bring additional weights (such as sandbags) as long as they are not going to be a trip hazard.
If we cancel any market at the last minute (usually Friday morning) due to gusting winds being forecast over 40mph (which is enough to move stalls) we will just levy a £20* admin charge (o cover ongoing operational costs), though not if this is your first ever market with us. We do of course always try our best to keep traders informed of any weather issues as they develop, though would stress it is generally only strong winds that would see us cancel a market. If you have concerns please be sure to check the Met Office weather report in the time-frame outlined. It is worth noting that we have only had to cancel one market in the last two years.
*Note, these admin charges are reduced for those who pay for ‘enhanced membership’.