The Alma Street Fair
The Alma Street Fair will be taking place this year on Sunday 4 June. Our free entry Street Fair on Alma Street and Inkerman Road aims to bring people together and to celebrate all the local talent that exists in our community. The Fair is put on by the Inkerman Area Residents Association with support from local businesses and services.
The Fair allows local residents and businesses to meet each other and get involved by providing stalls to sell food, bric a brac, crafts etc, supporting local community and charitable organisations and activities for children. It is also an opportunity for local musical and other talent to perform on one of three stages. The Fair runs from 12 noon to 7 pm.
How can you become part of the Fair’s success?
As usual, everyone is invited to the Fair, either to enjoy the day as a guest or to be involved in the actual event itself. Its success depends upon local residents providing help. So we’d love to hear from you if you can contribute. Below is a list of contact details for the people who are looking after their respective areas of the Fair. Please do contact them directly if you can help:
Enquiries on how to rent a stall:
There will be Community stalls for local residents and Commercial stalls for local businesses, and stalls for charities and non-trading organisations.
Inkerman Area residents have priority booking and a reduced reservation fee for the Community stalls.
Stalls can be reserved online through the event organisation website Eventbrite – go toalmastreet2017.eventbrite.co.uk
Our Eventbrite page contains further information about the Fair and about the stall reservation requirements.
Or – send an enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get straight back to you
Or – contact the stall organiser David Prince directly by phone or text on 07795 491158
Requests to be considered to perform on one of the stages or to help with Stage production / artist co-ordination assistance: email@example.com
Can you help on the day? Maybe a couple of hours in the morning setting up stages and marquees and/or a couple of hours in the early evening packing things away? Sell raffle tickets on the day?
Volunteer Stewards. Could you put on a badge and a high vis vest for some of the day and help keep the crowd happy and well informed? We will have a couple of professional stewards to brief volunteers, and then just want you to mix with the crowd, offer directions, keep an eye out for lost children and generally help:firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a qualified first aider? Could you cover the first aid point for a couple of hours?
Do you live on Alma Street or Inkerman Road or Cathcart Street and are able to provide electricity for a stall? (reimbursement of costs available): email@example.com
How do we minimise any potential nuisance?
We work to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable and memorable day and to ensure that as little disruption and annoyance as possible is caused. So there are a few rules:
Alcohol – the licence for the sale of alcohol is strictly limited to the official Residents Association bar and a small cocktail tent. No one else, including residents, is allowed to sell alcohol. It could put future Fairs at risk with the licensing authority were our licence to be breached. We ask therefore that all residents observe this condition and we ask anyone who is aware of such activity to alert one of the organisers or a steward.
Curfew – the Fair ends promptly at 7.00 pm. We ask residents to respect their neighbours and to turn down the volume of any music within their own property by 7.30pm so as not to cause disturbance (it is after all a school and work day the next day).
Thanks for taking the time to read this note and we hope to see you at The Alma Street Fair on Sunday 4 June!
The Alma Street Fair Organising Committee April 2017