Thanks to the generosity of the landlady, the young traders who have been sharing the Town Team’s “Pop-Up Sleaford” shop in the Market Place have been given the opportunity to continue trading.
Their lease has been extended for an extra eight weeks until February 20.
So, as well as last-minute gift bargains in the run up to Christmas, there will be an end of season sale in the period between Christmas and New Year, before a “relaunch” on January 2, where the shop will take on a new theme, particularly relevant to the time of year.
Town Team chairman Clare Rayner said: “You’ll have to wait and see what that is, we don’t want to spoil the surprise.”
Keep an eye on the Facebook page – www.facebook.com/popupsleaford.
Mrs Rayner added: “We’re also delighted to confirm that going into 2016 we’ll have a number of new faces on our volunteer board. The volunteer board plan, organise and deliver most of the activities of the Town Team, supported by members, sponsors and supporters.
“We have some big plans for the forthcoming year, so we’re very pleased that a number of people have agreed to give their time and skills to help bring those plans to life.”
Eight new members are joining the volunteer board. These are: Shelagh McIntyre, Teenage Market traders Jane and Joe Butler (of Alright Ducky), Gemma Rosling (of It’s All About The Bricks), Alison Rhodes (of Painted Panda Glass Designs), Zoe Christoper (of Crochet Pixie) and Jamie Christoper. Also joining is Ashley Hanlon the artist behind the Sleaford Poppy Trail and Sleaford’s Christmas Windows.
“We are certain their input will be invaluable and we look forward to working with them in 2016,” said Mrs Rayner.
They join the existing board of Clare Rayner, Bev Jenkins, Eddie Jenkins, Karen Pole, Andrew Rayner and Ruth Philp.