Pound for Pound!

This is to inform you that the old round pound coin will stop being legal tender on
October 15th this year, and with that Sandbach Town Council will no longer accept the old style round pound coins from this date.

On 28th March 2017, HM Mint released a new £1 coin, which has been in co-circulation since that date. From 16th October 2017, banks and businesses do not have to accept the old style, as it will be no longer recognised as legal tender.  The new coin is easily recognisable, unlike the old ‘round’ coin, has 11 sides and is noticeably lighter in weight. Both changes have been made to reduce the chances of forgery.
From 16th October 2017, Sandbach Town Council will not accept the old-style coin as payment for its services, therefore, please do not offer it as tender.  

If you find yourself left with an old coin, your bank or local post office may be able to help, please contact them directly.

I hope you find this information useful.

Sandbach Moonlight Market hailed a great success - Thank you all!!

Sandbach held its first Moonlight Market on the 1st September 2017. A joint venture between the Town Council (Organisers) and traders in the Indoor Market the event attracted hundreds of people who enjoyed a variety of food stalls along with music by Eddie Ogle who stepped in at the last minute to busk at the event at the back of the town hall.

Inside the hall itself regular traders were joined by a mixture of stalls selling crafts, food and other items. 

The moon itself could be seen in the twilight evening as the sun set over the town as traders packed away at 8pm having enjoyed a lot of interest in this event which started at 5pm in the afternoon.

Sandbach Market Hall Plans

Sandbach Town Council Plans for Market Hall

At the full council meeting held on the 20 July 2017 it was agreed to move forward on the proposals below for refurbishing the Market Hall.  The council are committed to maintaining our historical Hall and will be working closely with Cheshire East’s Conservation Officer to ensure that the Grade II listed building is preserved.  The estimated total cost of these proposals is £146,000.  The start of the works is hoped to be October/November 2017 with completion by Christmas 2017. 

The council is also looking into ways of making more use of the Hall when the indoor market is not operating.  Thank you to everyone for your input to date.  

For list of works proposed: CLICK HERE

Sandbach Markets GO LIVE!

Sandbach Markets Website Goes Live!

Sandbach Town Council launches...


Sandbach Town Council will launch www.sandbachmarkets.co.uk a website devoted to all Sandbach Markets on Monday 28th August.

www.sandbachmarkets.co.uk will be a complete website giving up  to date information about all the markets in Sandbach from the Charter Market on a Thursday to the Christmas Markets; information about the Market Trading Partners and how to contact them; how to get to the markets, where to park and even how to hire stalls and units.

The website is interspersed with the Sandbach Markets history, pictures from special occasions and events that the Trading Partners put on themselves (from pamper days to record fairs).

John Beddows, the owner of ‘Backtrax Records’, has a unit on the indoor market on a Friday and Saturday and also host s an incredibly popular Sunday bi-monthly record fair at the Market. John says, “this new website will be the one stop shop for all the information on the Market, it is fantastic news that Sandbach Markets now has it’s own dedicated online home”.

The website has support, input and appreciation from councillors, traders, and the public. It has been brought together by several officers of Sandbach Town Council as a website that will engage the public to find out what is going on at the Markets, both during the week and the weekends.  It will allow people to engage with the traders themselves and their businesses directly. The website will evolve as new traders come on board, with new information and new ideas.

The Mayor of Sandbach, Councillor Martin Forster sees this as a great communication tool for public, traders and councillors alike to give all Sandbach Markets and trading partners their own place, identity and personality. Councillor Forster says about the new website, “This is an exciting new development. I am so pleased that the new website giving details of the Historic Sandbach Markets is now up and running, and available as a fantastic resource”. 

If you require any further information about www.sandbachmarkets.co.uk, please contact:

Contact Information: 
Sandbach Town Council
Karl Brown 01270 600820
Katy Pepper 01270 600830



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New Partner Starts - We welcome you and wish you all the very best!

Sandbach Town Council are pleased to confirm Wendy Jackson has opened a brand new cafe in the Market Hall.

This is a positive and welcome addition enhancing the Market Hall as a key attraction to the town. 

The cafe will be located to the left as you enter the Market Hall from the Arches entrance.

If you are in town please call into the Market and support Wendy with her new business venture.