This is a reminder to all stallholders that the trading hours of The Bentleigh Sunday Market is from 7am to 12noon. That means that from 12 noon, stallholders should commence packing up their goods, not waiting around for another sale.
Whilst you are required to leave the area by 1pm, (and we appreciate it when you do) this does not entitle you to continue trading till 12:30 or later.
From 12 noon we need to clear the market area. Pedestrian safety is most important to us at this time. When stallholders continue to display their goods and/or “pack up” in a deliberately slow fashion, this encourages shoppers to hang around. This does not facilitate a safe and orderly pack up of the market.
If this understanding is not satisfactory to any stallholder, we are more than happy to recommend you to alternative markets in the area.
We thank you for your understanding and patience in this matter. Regards, Bentleigh Sunday Market Manager.