Market gives chance to teenagers

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Teenage en­trepreneurs are be­ing of­fered a free stall at a Christ­mas pro­duce and craft market in De­cem­ber.

The city coun­cil is work­ing with lo­cal busi­ness­woman Ni­cola Casey to give those aged 13 to 19 the chance to sell a prod­uct or ser­vice, with the aim of turn­ing a pas­sion or hobby into a busi­ness op­por­tu­nity.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for stalls at the Herne Bay market in Wimereux Square on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 10, are now be­ing in­vited.

It is open to any­one with a skill or tal­ent, from cake-mak­ing, crafts, paint­ing or draw­ing, through to singing or danc­ing on stage in front of the crowd.

Stalls are free but teenagers must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult on the day. A full sup­port pro­gramme and a free men­tor­ing ses­sion be­fore the event will also be pro­vided.

The chair­man of the coun­cil’s re­gen­er­a­tion and prop­erty com­mit­tee, Cllr Ben Fit­ter-hard­ing, said: “This is a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity for young peo­ple to show­case their tal­ent, get some help with run­ning a busi­ness and test their ideas.”

Any­one in­ter­ested should email natalia.sukhram@can­ter­bury. gov.uk, out­lin ing their pro­posal be­fore Thursday, Novem­ber 16.

The Herne Bay pro­duce and craft market, set up as part of the coun­cil’s Buy in the Bay ini­tia­tive, takes place on the sec­ond Sun­day of ev­ery month be­tween 10am and 2pm.

The next market will be on Novem­ber 12.

See www.buyinthe­bay.co.uk for more in­for­ma­tion.

The pro­duce and craft market at Herne Bay

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