News that markets in Beverley will resume in June has been welcomed by Cllr Denis Healy.
Speaking to HU17.net Cllr Healy says that the return of markets is a major step forward to reopening Beverley. While he also says those using markets will have to do so with care.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has confirmed that markets in Beverley and the region as a whole will return on 1 June.
The first market to return will be in Pocklington on June 2. While Beverley will welcome back traders on Wednesday 3 June.
Commenting on the news Cllr Healy said;
“The opening of Beverley’s markets takes us another step towards the reopening of the town.”
“Wednesday and Saturday markets are a big part of our tradition, and their return is welcome, both for our residents and for the local economy.”
“People will need to exercise much greater care than ever before to maintain social distance, and this is going to be a feature of our lives for many months to come.”
“However, moving on from the lockdown will be a welcome relief for many.”
Markets Will Be A Very Different Experience Post Lockdown
East Riding of Yorkshire Council says that shoppers and also traders will need to follow Government guidelines to maintain public safety.
They add there will be fewer stalls in each market while they will be rearranged to follow social distancing rules.
The council also added they will be installing signs to remind shoppers of the 2-metre rule. Market traders will also be provided with the latest Government guidance.
Councillor Jane Evison, the portfolio holder for local economic growth at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said;
“I’m pleased we will be able to reopen our markets to help support our loyal traders. This has been a very difficult time for all businesses, and also to help local residents get the food and goods they need.”
“However, everyone will need to follow the Government guidance on social distancing and to follow the measures put in place on-site to help keep everyone safe.”