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Pendle’s outdoor markets in Nelson and Colne reopen this week

Published: Thursday, 4th June 2020



Following Government guidance, Pendle Council is pleased to reopen its outdoor markets in Nelson and Colne.

Colne’s outdoor market reopened on Wednesday 3 June and Nelson’s outdoor market reopens on Friday 5 June. Both will open on a reduced basis.

Councillor Mohammed Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council, said: “We’re delighted that we can reopen our popular outdoor markets.

“It’s a welcome boost to our towns and we hope you’ll support our traders by shopping locally.

“The health, safety and wellbeing of our traders and customers are our number one priority so we’ve been working hard to ensure it will be safe for everyone.

“Both markets are opening on a reduced basis until we believe we can safely reopen them fully.”

Dean Langton, Chief Executive, added: “We’re pleased to welcome traders and customers back to our markets.

“Strict social distancing measures are in place ensuring traders’ market stalls are at least two metres apart and there are clear two metre queue lines for customers.

“Signs are also around the markets to remind everyone to stay alert and follow the guidance on social distancing and hygiene.”

Staff will monitor the outdoor markets to ensure national guidance is being followed and provide support and advice to shoppers and traders.

And in line with national guidance, plans are now underway to reopen Nelson and Colne’s indoor markets from Monday 15 June if it is believed to be safe to do so.

Councillor Iqbal added: “We welcome you all back with open arms but please remember to shop safely and stay two metres apart from anyone outside your household.”