Boot Fairs

2021 Update
After careful consideration the Club Committee has decided to suspend the holding of boot fairs at the club for the remainder of the year. It is appreciated the boot fairs are very popular with many members of the local community who have supported the events over a number of years. Furthermore the fairs provide a valuable source of income for the club. However, they are run entirely by volunteers and at the present time it cannot be guaranteed that enough volunteers will be available for the events to be held safely. Despite the easing of lockdown rules there is still some uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and consequently there is still an element of risk in holding events of this size.
We look forward to welcoming you all back in 2022.

More information for future boot fairs:

  • Car Parking available on the Cricket Ground – £1 (enter from Stade Street)
  • Gates open at 6:15am
  • Please DO NOT PARK ON THE TOWPATH
  • PITCHES £10 ON THE DAY (£12 FOR SMALL VANS & CARS WITH TRAILER)
  • NO FOOD OR DRINK VANS
  • Call 01303 267458 (after 6pm, Mon-Fri) for details

We do not tolerate aggressive behaviour or verbal abuse at any time. Anyone found to have breached these standards may be refused entry or may be required to leave the event.
We want everyone who comes to our Boot fairs to have an enjoyable experience.

Sellers
To help achieve this pitch holders cannot sell
* Illegal ( stolen or counterfeit) items
* Weapons ( including imitations)
* Alcohol, tobacco goods , fireworks
* Live animals, birds, fish
* Food past its sell by date or unfit for human consumption.

We ask that knives ( even kitchen and craft knives) are not offered for sale to anyone due to the difficulties in determining the age of potential purchasers.

These rules apply equally to traders (e.g. people who sell regularly, sell goods bought for resale, make goods for resale) and non-traders (e.g. private individuals selling their own possessions) and are for their own protection and that of buyers.

Buyers
We recommend buyers think very carefully if considering purchasing.
* Electrical goods ( especially fires, blankets and irons) unless they are from a recent , reputable source and are complete with their original instructions
* Some clothes (check flammability labelling, especially for nightwear) and be aware of the risks posed by children’s’ coats with hood cords
* Cosmetics (unless with their intact original seals)
* Prams, pushchairs, car seats, crash helmets etc. These items met strict safety standards when sold originally by a trader but may now be damaged, albeit not obviously, and also need their original instructions to be properly fitted and operated.

Non traders
Unlike traders non traders are largely outside the controls of consumer law but goods you offer for sale must match their description. If they do not you are obliged to offer a refund, a replacement or a reduction in price to reflect that misdescription.

Club Members

The club would like to extend its thanks to all members who give up their time to contribute to the smooth running of the boot fairs. Without all your hard work we could not run these events, and without the income would not be able to keep the club open.

We need helpers from all sections of the club to share the work load. Members are encouraged to lend a hand whenever possible even if only for an hour or two.   Please respond to MyCourts emails requesting support when you can help.