Town’s 745 year-old market to return this Thursday
PUBLISHED: 10:34 01 June 2020 | UPDATED: 10:55 01 June 2020
Archant Norfolk 2014
A town’s popular market is set to return to its streets on Thursday, June 4.
North Walsham’s 745 year-old market will reopen this week with just its food and plant stalls, however other stalls are set to return gradually.
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New entrances and exits, barriers and queuing points have been introduced on each stall to comply with social distancing rules.
Councillor Bob Wright of North Walsham Town Council said: “At the start of the Covid-19 crisis, in the interests of public safety, North Walsham Town Council took the difficult decision to suspend its 745 year old weekly market. Now that restrictions have been eased a little, the market will be reopening.”
Mr Wright said that the council had carried out a detailed risk assessment before making the decision to reopen, and added that council staff would be on hand to ensure that people stuck to the new rules.
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