Local Open-Air Summer Market

Hosted by Alton Public Gardens, Alton


Saturday 8 August 2020


From 10am until 2pm


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Alton Town Council host a small open-air summer market

Alton Town Council will be hosting a local summer open-air market on Saturday 8th August 2020, from 10am-2pm in the Public Gardens.

Following the Covid-19 pandemic guidelines we have unfortunately had to cancel all the Town Council events planned for the summer. Having received several enquiries from local charities and traders, who we are aware rely heavily on such events for promotion and income, we have decided to host a small open-air summer market in the Public Gardens.

The Alton Repair Café will be in the marquee at the market offering small repairs and advice. Many broken items are relatively easy to repair, however many people have little repair knowledge. The Repair Café not only enables people to save money, but also helps the planet by reducing our consumption of new items, lowering carbon emissions. For further information about the Repair Café and what services they offer, or to volunteer as a repairer please contact Jenny at altonclimatenetwork@gmail.com.

To ensure Covid-19 safety guidelines and social distancing are adhered to, we are only offering 15 stall pitches to local charities and traders within a 10-mile radius of Alton. There will be no pitch fee for charity and non-profit organisations, and only a £10 fee applicable for commercial stall pitches. If you would like to apply for a stall at this local summer open-air market please complete and return the online booking form available from www.alton.gov.uk, or if you require additional information please email events@alton.gov.uk or telephone 01420 83986.

Cllr Graham Titterington, Town Mayor of Alton said: “We hope that this small open-air market will give some of our local charities and traders the opportunity to showcase themselves within our community and that the residents of Alton will enjoy visiting the stalls in the beautiful setting of our Public Gardens.”

The following business and charities will be attending. We do hope you can pop along to support these local charities and small businesses.

My Nan's Jam
Fine art prints and puzzles. Handmade Thai & Nepalese Bags.

Home-Start Hampshire
Tombola and children’s game, charity fundraising supporting local families with young children.

Glass Pig / Orla Thyme Design
Fused glass & resin jewellery.

Two Ten Bakery
Indonesian Savouries and Snacks.

St Michael's Hospice
Games, toys etc as boredom busters for children in the holidays. All proceeds donated to St Michael's Hospice.

Crafty Soles
Face coverings, headbands, wired headbands, bunting and bags. 

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Charity information stand: education, awareness & memberships.

Alton Repair Cafe
Offering small repairs from the marquee.

Information and Tombola.

Cook With Confidence
Take Away meal Service.

The Happy Healing Hut CIC
Wellness coaching, mental health first aid training, mini medics first aid for children, meditation workshops and eco complementary products.

Village Green Tools
Thoughtfully curated products for a eco-friendly home.

Poppy and Rabbit
Nursery and childrens framed pictures/wall decor.

Beans and Bites Coffee
Artisan coffee from a small solar vehicle.