Having spoken to the management at Make It York (who run the Shambles Market), they cannot guarantee that I will have a stall to trade from for the next few months, let alone longer term. They are discussing the removal of the block of stalls I trade from.
If this happens I'm likely to get very little notice, and may not have time to tell all of my customers that I will be moving my business to online only.
You'll notice over the next few weeks that I am removing all mention of my market stall from my website and promotional materials as I can't continue to promise customers that I'll be at the market. In the longer term I may also change my business address as I won't need the space I currently have. I am not going out of business, and I will continue trading online. I will still be based in York, and I will still offer excellent quality, value and customer service.
In the short (and hopefully long) term I'll be at York Shambles Market every Monday as usual, and I have the following events booked in so far:
Living North Live at York Racecourse, 23 - 25 March.
I'll be on the first floor.
Harrogate Flower Show at Harrogate Showground, 26 - 29 April.
Find me in the Crafts and Gifts hall.
Tour De Yorkshire event at Conisborough, Friday 4th May.
Craft and Gift Fair at Bridlington Spa, 2 - 3 June.
Yorkshire Show at Harrogate Showground, 10 - 12 July.
In the yellow shopping marquee!
Craft and Gift fair at Bridlington Spa, 11 - 12 August
Craft and Gift Fair at Whitby Pavilion, 1 - 2 September
Living North Christmas at York Racecourse, 8 - 10 November