Date published: 02 June 2020
Fresh food and essentials have continued to be sold at Gainsborough Market throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.
However, following new Government guidance, West Lindsey District Council is delighted to announce that existing traders will be invited to return to the market in the Town Centre initially from Tuesday June 9.
We are also delighted to announce that the Farmers and Craft Market run by Marshall’s Yard in Gainsborough will take place on Saturday 13 June, (more details to be announced at a later date).
Chairman of the Prosperous Communities Committee, Cllr Owen Bierley said: “Our officers have worked hard to put measures in place to make the market safe for both traders and customers. This includes changing the layout of the market and improved signage for social distancing, which are just a few of the measure we have introduced.
“I would like to say a huge thank you to all our traders who continued to offer vital services to local people at a time when this was most needed. We welcome the return of all our traders to the market in Gainsborough, which is the first step in supporting our local economy and supporting jobs and we hope to see customers supporting the traders and shopping locally.”
The Market operates in the Market Place, Gainsborough every Tuesday and Saturday.
West Lindsey District Council is encouraging people to get behind local businesses in the district and support them where possible including market traders and when other shops return to open from June 15.
The Council launched its ‘Think Local’ campaign to raise awareness and support those local businesses across the district that are open for business. Covid -19 has had a huge impact on businesses nationally as many had to close due to the current lockdown.
Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr Giles McNeill is backing the campaign. He said: “We want to encourage and support those businesses who are able to continue to operate safely in a bid to support our local economy.
“Our Think Local campaign is aimed at raising awareness of what is available in local communities by showcasing businesses that are open, what they are doing and encourage people to consider using them for their essentials. This can be anything from community shops, farms selling produce and newly created takeaway services.
“It is incredibly important that we utilise our local businesses who will need our support more than ever. This will support the local economy and help our communities to prosper. Changing our shopping habits is more than just a trend, it’s a lifestyle choice and something we can do together.”
Shoppers visiting the markets are urged to follow the government’s advice on social distancing.
For more information about the market to book a stall please contact the Markets Officer on 01427 676676
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