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Norfolk market to feature in government video

PUBLISHED: 07:03 02 June 2020 | UPDATED: 09:33 02 June 2020

Dozens of customers flocked to Swaffham Market for the first time since coronavirus lockdown measures were eased. Picture: Archant

Dozens of customers flocked to Swaffham Market for the first time since coronavirus lockdown measures were eased. Picture: Archant

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A Norfolk market has been chosen by the government to set a national example of how markets should be run.

Lee Martin, owner of Norfolk Produce, at Swaffham Market for the first time since coronavirus lockdown measures were eased. Picture: ArchantLee Martin, owner of Norfolk Produce, at Swaffham Market for the first time since coronavirus lockdown measures were eased. Picture: Archant

Swaffham Market, that faced criticism when it first reopened on May 2, have been chosen to be a part of a government video showing how safe it is to shop at local markets.

Swaffham Town Council, who run the town’s weekly market on a Saturday, was approached by the Cabinet Office asking them to be involved in a video on its social media page.

The video is being made to reassure the public that open air markets are safe and to show the advantages of them.

Lindsay Beech, one of the town councillors, said: “That is absolutely fantastic, what great news for Swaffham market.

Dozens of customers flocked to Swaffham Market for the first time since coronavirus lockdown measures were eased. Picture: ArchantDozens of customers flocked to Swaffham Market for the first time since coronavirus lockdown measures were eased. Picture: Archant

Fabian Eagle, another town councillor added: “Swaffham is the best market in Norfolk and also the safest.”

Filming will be taking place on Saturday, June 6.


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