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Stallholders'  Newsletter 16.03, 2nd February 2016
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This is the third Stallholders' Newsletter for the 2016 Newtown Festival Street Fair Day.  If you are new to this mailing list, welcome! You will find past editions on the 'information for stallholders' page on the Festival website.
The 20th Anniversary Newtown Festival Street Fair is only a few weeks away!
As the poster says, we have room for 420 stalls, but the site is filling up fast with new bookings every day.

If you have been thinking of coming it would be best to book now. Remember, after 10th February there will be an extra $50 late fee on all bookings.

Craft and similar stalls are particularly welcome. We have just about reached capacity with takeaway food stalls and new food stall bookings might find themselves on a waiting list, but there is still room for stalls selling gourmet packaged foods.
The bands and other performers for the festival are mostly confirmed; you can see the draft programme here.  As always it will be a lot of fun to be involved!
Have you paid yet?
We are allocating stall sites now, and we need your payment before we give you a site.  If you have any questions - eg, you haven't got an invoice, you can't remember if you have paid, or you would like to pay by installments, please contact us urgently.  Please note that there will be a late fee for payments made after 10th February. You don't have to pay all at once; a part-payment will avoid the late fee and confirm your place, and we can go ahead with allocation.  
Recycling Initiatives for 2016
 
Our enthusiastic recycling team hope that stallholders at the 2016 Fair are going to set new records for being environmentally friendly!  This year a recycling adviser, Connor, will be available to help  with this. If you have a food stall you can expect him to contact you over the next two weeks, either via phone or email, to discuss how you can get on board with the Festival's waste minimisation policies. This will involve topics such as what kind of packaging and disposables you use currently, and if there are any other options that we could help source. 

Any stallholders with questions for Connor are welcome to
get in touch - and this year like last our volunteers will be coming around collecting cardboard and other packaging for recycling, saving you a task.


       Recycling station at the 2015 Fair.
Recycling Station at the 2015 Fair. Volunteers at each station help consumers to use the right bins.
Festival Volunteers
The Festival depends greatly on volunteers - looking after recycling and rubbish collection, as above, and as marshals, car walkers, people to move signs and equipment around the site, others to help with setting up the stages, and many other tasks.  Hopefully they are always cheerful and friendly and make your day easier!
 
More volunteers are always welcome and needed: if you have family or friends in Wellington who would like to get involved with the Festival in this way, please ask them to apply to newtownfestival@gmail.com


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