The initiative from Eastleigh Borough Council is part of the COVID-19 recovery plans to help local businesses to promote their products and services at the high profile location in the centre of Hedge End, Hamble and Netley villages. The outdoor market will provide the opportunity for local residents to safely shop in the village centre with social distancing measures in place and allow businesses to have an outdoor space to sell and promote their products or services. In particular it will be helpful for those smaller businesses that may have struggled throughout the pandemic with closures and limited number of customers on their premises or need help raising their profile.
Hedge End – Weekly
A new temporary market to help promote local businesses opened in August on the former Budgens supermarket site in Hedge End village centre. Due to run until Christmas 2021.
10am – 3pm, every Wednesday
Old Bugdens Car Park, Hedge End, SO30 4FN
Hamble – Monthly
After the success of the Hedge End Village market, Hamble has followed suit and an outdoor market was launched in August at the Hamble Square carpark. Due to run until Christmas 2021.
10am - 4pm, every third Friday of the month
The Square Car Park, Hamble, SO31 4LS
Netley – Monthly
Market launches in St Edwards churchyard Netley, on 1st October, and is due to run until Christmas 2021.
10am – 4pm, every first Friday of the month
St Edwards Church, Netley, SO31 5FE
How much does it cost?
Your first pitch at any of our markets is free, and £10 for each week you attend thereafter.
Do I need to bring my own gazebo & tables?
We have a few gazebos available to rent for our Hedge End Markets, at £20 per week. This will need to be pre-booked prior to market day. However, traders must supply their own tables for all markets, and must bring their own gazebos to Hamble & Netley markets. The maximum gazebo size permitted is 3m x 3m.
Do I need public liability insurance?
Yes, to trade at our markets you will need Public Liability Insurance to the sum of 5 million pounds.
Where can I park as a trader?
There is parking onsite or close by to each of our market sites for traders to leave their cars. You may need to use pay & display facilities.
When can I arrive to start setting up?
Our market supervisor will be on site from 8am, which is when traders can get on site and begin setting up. All vehicles must be removed from the site by 10am to allow the market to begin promptly.