Salisbury Charter Market to reopen this weekend

Salisbury Charter Market to reopen this weekend

Published by Jack Deery at 4:54pm 12th May 2020. (Updated at 5:19pm 12th May 2020)

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The market hasn't gone ahead since the UK went into lockdown at the end of March.

Salisbury City Council have made the decision to open the Charter Market, as a trial, this Saturday (16th May). 

It will be in Salisbury Market Place for food and other essential items, with some changes to the normal layout. 

  • The stalls will be re-arranged to allow for social distancing measures as they say "public safety is paramount"
  • It will be open for a shorter amount of time from 8am-3pm

The council say there will be restricted access, similar to what is currently in place at supermarkets. 

This includes using barriers, shoppers encouraged to use contactless payments and staff on site to ensure people are acting safely. 

Cllr Nettle, the Leader of Salisbury City Council said:

"The Charter Market has run for over 750 years through thick and thin to provide a much needed service for local people. We feel that the time is right to trial a reopen given the latest Government guidance. Please do shop at the Market this Saturday, support our local economy in its new format and welcome back our regular traders."

The decision on whether to open future Charter Markets will be made after this weekend's event. 

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