Mayor of Sevenoaks makes presentations to recognise long-standing Market traders

Published: 12 July 2023

The Mayor of Sevenoaks, Cllr Claire Shea has recently made presentations to long standing market traders as an appreciation of their dedication and importance to the community of the town.

Sevenoaks Town Council is the operator of the three markets in the town: Saturday High Street Market, Wednesday Buckhurst Lane Market and Saturday Blighs Market.

Sevenoaks Saturday High Street Market
The Mayor presented a Sevenoaks shield to Billy Westley to recognise him being a local market trader with fruit and vegetables for 40 years at Sevenoaks High Street Market. He was very appreciative of this gesture.

Sevenoaks Wednesday Buckhurst Lane Market
The Mayor surprised John Wood at the market this week with a presentation of a Sevenoaks shield to recognise his 50 years of trading in Sevenoaks markets.

John is up VERY early on Wednesdays to buy the flowers for the market, his wife Alice then sells them until John returns to the market later in the morning.

John and Alice have also been very supportive with Sevenoaks in Bloom and charity fundraising.

Linda Larter MBE
Chief Executive / Town Clerk
12th July 2023