Date published: 27 March 2018
Gainsborough’s popular ‘beach’ will return to the Market Place this year for two days of seaside fun!
Families will be able to soak up the summer sun as they sit and relax on deck chairs and feel the sand between their toes.
Children can build sandcastles in a giant sand pit, and have their picture taken on a giant deck chair – as they are invited to join in the fun.
The event has been organised by West Lindsey District Council and is completely free including buckets and spades to use on the day.
Cllr Sheila Bibb, Chairman of the Prosperous Communities Committee said: “I’m so pleased that the beach is back in the Market Place.
“The event has been really popular over the past few years and we hope this year it will continue to draw in families over the summer holidays for some shopping and seaside fun in Gainsborough.
“We have changed the dates to a Friday and a Saturday so that people can discover what the shops and the Market in Gainsborough have to offer.
“Not all families are able to enjoy trips to the seaside so we’re bringing the seaside to them and we are encouraging parents to bring their children along.
The beach event is booked for July, on 27 Friday and 28 Saturday 2018.
Dawn Baron, Chairman of the Independent Traders in the town welcomed the news.
She said: “I am so pleased the beach event is back in the Market Place this summer. I am especially pleased that it will take place on a Friday and Saturday this year as the town centre shops will be open and will be able to get involved in the summer fun.”
Cllr Judy Rainsforth ward member for the South West Ward of Gainsborough urged families to put the dates in their diaries.
She said: “This event is always well attended and provides a great atmosphere for friends and families to get together and have a little summer fun right here in Gainsborough. If you want a break from the beach you can check out what the shops have to offer and browse the stalls on the market and don’t forget you will be able to enjoy one hour free parking any time from 1 April 2018.”
Gainsborough Market has been a weekly shopping opportunity for local residents for over 800 years as it was granted its charter by King John in 1204.
It will be open on the Saturday of the beach event - If you are interested in booking a stall on the day please contact the Markets Officer on 07810658397. But you don’t have to wait for the summer event to book a stall and to visit the Market.
Keep your eyes out for more events planned to take place across the town.
If you would like more information on Gainsborough Market, or would like information on how to become a trader, please visit the website at: www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/gainsboroughmarket
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