THE MARKET IN DOWNHAM IS HERE TO STAY

THE MARKET IN DOWNHAM IS HERE TO STAY

We love the market and we want it to flourish and succeed and had plans on enlarging and expanding it.  Unfortunately, Covid came along and stopped all our plans.  Due to our Insurers and the Governments regulations we closed the market.  


Three weeks ago, we started to re-open the market phasing stalls in, starting with food and drink on a Friday with restricted hours.  We had to do this to make our community to safe, our traders safe and our staff safe.  Our plan was to continue with phasing in more stalls over the next weeks, however it has come to our attention that a demonstration is being planned on Friday to protest against the safety measures that have been put in place and calling for the market to return to pre Covid times.


It would appear organisers are encouraging people to come to the market to demonstrate.  As it stands public meetings of more than 6 are not allowed and with limited police presence in Downham Market we have a duty to act in the interests of public health, and have a duty as an employer this means that the market will be shut for the next two weeks.  Over which time we will undertake a big review, liaise with the traders, and come back with a plan and a newly formed constitution.


We want our market to stay, the Town Council are putting time and effort to make it bigger and better and for Downham to be known for its market

THE MARKET IN DOWNHAM IS HERE TO STAY

Downham Market

Town Council

 

15 Paradise Road

Downham Market

Norfolk

PE38 9HS

 

Contact Us

01366 387770

info@downhammarkettc.co.uk

 

Opening Times

The offices are open to the public Mondays to Fridays 10 am - 1 pm except Bank Holidays.

Please phone between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm

(4.00 pm on Fridays)