Street markets in Swale are now in the ownership of local co-operatives, there are now almost 5,000 independent co-operatives in the UK and with co-operatives set to transform the economic landscape these are exciting times for both our market traders and customers.
With traditional town centre markets facing strong competition from out-of-town shopping centres, an increasing number of national discount stores and 'boot fairs', the co-operative markets provides a great alternative to the everyday shopping offer meeting customer needs.
Faversham Market is the oldest in Kent and has a history going back at least 900 years. It is now held in the town centre around the Guildhall in Market Place and Court Street on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, from 8.30am - 4.00pm.
For more information including pitch bookings, then please email or phone Grahame Kane on 07766 595 287.
Takes place on the first Saturday of every month in Preston Street, Faversham. Come and discover traditional, local shopping at its best. Open from 9.30am - 3.45pm.
This is the only town centre antiques market in Kent. Taking place on the first Sunday of the month in Faversham’s beautiful town centre, it offers a wide range of vintage items including antiques, clothing, collectibles, jewellery, paintings and furniture. Many of Faversham’s lovely shops and cafés will also be open.
This is a monthly market, held on the first Sunday of the month in Court Street. Open from 9.00am - 3.00pm
To see details of all three markets Faversham has to offer check out the Faversham Market website for details of special market events and the latest offers.
A market with a long and proud history which will be enhanced by the town centre's redevelopment and new opportunities for increased footfall as Sittingbourne establishes itself as a new and exciting shopping destination. Currently placed within the Forum Shopping Centre car park, the market provides a range of everyday goods at sensible prices every Friday.
For more information including pitch bookings, then please email Martin Lee or phone 07521 730812.
Managed by Martin Lee the Sheerness Co-operative is now an integral part of the local community with community groups welcome to to prebook a pitch and promote their work. The market also took part in the Isle of Sheppey Academy Apprentice 2010 and 2011 competitions by providing a pitch for a competition task; this gave students a chance to see how hard it is to sell in the real world.
Support the market and make a point of picking up the latest bargain every Tuesday and Saturday mornings in Sheerness Town Centre on part of the Rose Street car park.
For more information including availability of pitch bookings then please email Martin Lee or phone 07521 730812.