Mendip Markets close due to coronavirus
Mendip District Council has regrettably suspended all Mendip Markets with immediate effect. It comes as tougher restrictions are placed on people's movements nationwide, to curb COVID-19.
The markets played a vital role in providing essential goods to communities during the initial weeks of the outbreak. The Council tried to maintain a food-only market to support residents and traders, but it did not have enough stall-holders available to trade to constitute a market. A decision was therefore made to close them for the foreseeable future.
All Mendip Markets are included in the closure. They are; Glastonbury Market (Tuesdays), Wells Market and Frome Market (Wednesdays and Saturdays), Street Market (Thursdays) and Shepton Mallet Market, (Fridays).
Mendip continues to work closely with local traders across the district during this difficult time, and apologises to residents for any disappointment or inconvenience caused.
Finally, the Council wishes to thank the public for supporting Mendip Markets so enthusiastically and looks forward to a time when they can reopen again, to serve their communities.
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