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Newcastle's Bank Holiday Market

Residents and visitors to Newcastle Town Centre can expect a busy day of family entertainment when the Council holds its 12th annual Charity and Plant Market on Spring Bank Holiday.

Around 30 charitable organisations will take over the market stalls to promote awareness of good causes, sell garden plants and bric-a brac to raise much needed funds.

Local plant nurseries will also have stalls offering the opportunity to stock up on hanging baskets, patio pots and summer bedding plants for the garden.

Entertainment around the town centre for all of the family will be provided by:

  • Stanworth’s children’s fun rides
  • Free Punch and Judy, face painting, balloon making and magic shows
  • Hitmix radio
  • Staffordshire Owl sanctuary
  • Young Ones Dance Centre
  • 1st St Andrew’s Scout Group, Drum Corps
  • Hassell Street Jive Candy
  • Raffles and tombolas.

Present at the event will be Newcastle’s newly elected Mayor, Councillor Simon White.

Town Crier Gordon Brayford will be present in the town centre broadcasting local news in the traditional manner.

The market opens at 9.30am on Monday, 29 May, and closes at around 3.30pm, dependent on weather conditions.

Last year over £5,000 was raised for charity.