Weekly market to continue despite lockdown

Fakenham Town Council had signs reminding people about safe social distancing. Picture: Archant

Fakenham's Thursday market will continue for traders selling essential goods - Credit: Archant

A town’s weekly market will continue to trade despite the lockdown.

Fakenham Town Council confirmed the Thursday market would remain open following government guidelines, but only to traders selling essential goods.

The market closed during the first lockdown last March, but reopened in May and has continued trading since.

The return of Fakenham's Thursday market. Picture: Archant

Fakenham market reopened in May. - Credit: Archant

Town clerk Linda Jennings said it was “entirely the decision of the trader whether they attend, but we hope they do".

With fewer stalls, they said there would be more space for social distancing measures, as well as cleaning stations and one-way systems in place to make sure it was safe.

The clerk added they were looking towards better days for the market and its traders.

“It is a very hard time for those traders that cannot attend. But we are looking forward to the time when this pandemic is over and we can have our normal market back again.”

Traders at the Fakenham Thursday market were responsible for introducing their own systems for safe

Fakenham market traders have been using one-way systems since reopening in May. - Credit: Archant