The Government made an announcement recently that people must stay at home except for a limited number of purposes. All shops selling non-essential goods were instructed to close. The Government are keeping the restrictions under constant review and they will look at them again in the following weeks and will only relax them if the evidence shows they are able to.
In view of the Government’s instructions the Council have taken the decision to suspend all of the outdoor markets in Ashfield whilst these restrictions are in place, effective from; 24th March 2020.
This was not an easy decision for the Council as we are aware of the contribution that markets make to local communities but it is difficult to see how the Council can ensure that people can abide by the Government’s instructions within a market environment.
We thank you for your support of the markets and hope to welcome back our valued customers and market traders as soon as it is safe to do so.
Address: Market Place, Portland Square, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 1BA
Our market is at the heart of the town on Portland Square around the sun dial.
Our gazebo stalls add a splash of colour and vibrancy to Sutton town centre each market day.
If you would like any further information please contact the markets team; new traders are always welcome!
Telephone: 01623 551385
Car Parking and Public Transport
Parking is available at New Street and Market Place car parks. Both are just a short walk from the Portland Square market site and offer one hours free parking; a small charge is payable for longer stays. Regular bus services operate daily from Nottingham, Mansfield and surrounding areas.
A variety of street food to keep you going throughout the day.
Many different stalls and products are available each market day.
The largest sun dial in the United Kingdom in the heart of Portland Square, Sutton-in-Ashfield,
It was unveiled in April 1995 as a reminder to the town's historic watch-makers, such as John Boot (1705-1767) whose workshop was believed to be on the corner of King Street. The design of the barriers around Portland Square also reflect the history of the town's watch-makers, depicting the cogs and inner workings of clocks and watches.