Adur food markets get go-ahead to open during lockdown

Released: Friday, 06 November 2020

Adur Markets

Adur food markets are to go ahead during lockdown after the government ruled that open air food stalls could continue to trade.

Adur District Council has made a rigorous assessment of safety of all markets and has decided that those food markets that are held in a controlled environment, in other words off the public highway and in car parks can be held in November.

As a result the following markets will be going ahead:

  • Saturday 7 November - Steyning Market (High Street Car Park)
  • Saturday 14 November - Shoreham Farmers Market (Tarmount Car Park only)
  • Saturday 28 November - Shoreham Farmers Market (Tarmount Car Park only) in place of the Artisans’ Market

Council officers believe it is easier to manage social distancing in car parks to keep the markets safe for the public and traders.

Adur District Council’s Executive Member for the Environment, Cllr Emma Evans, said:

"We’ve looked hard at getting the balance right between safety from the virus and helping our traders survive

"Clearly being able to buy good, healthy food in an open air environment is beneficial to customers. We will also be able to monitor that they can do so in a safe and socially distanced manner."

PR20-140 - Adur Markets

(PR20-140)

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