OUTDOOR markets in Stratford are set to reopen.
Markets will be held on Friday and Saturday (June 19 and 20) on Rother Street, with market then being held on Waterside on Sunday (June 21).
Provider LSD Promotions has created new health and safety measures including signage, hand sanitising stations and socially distanced stalls. The size of both markets will also be reduced slightly in stall numbers to make room for adequate social distancing.
Director Linda McGillicuddy said: “The demand from local people for the town’s markets to return has been huge and traders are very excited and looking forward to being back in Stratford, many of whom consider it their second home.
“The return of outdoor markets is a welcome step forward, we have something to suit all tastes and styles, outside in the fresh air, presented with the utmost care and safety.”
Stratford District Council welcomed the move.
Operations spokesman coun Ian Shenton said: “The reopening of our popular weekly markets is an important step as we move towards the recovery of our local economy. We hope people will come along and support local traders, while respecting stall-holders and other visitors and taking care to maintain social distance.”