June 4, 2020
A local authority has not reopened it’s outdoor markets this week despite the Government’s easing of restrictions allowing such outdoor retail venues to re-open. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) has confirmed that “a great deal of work is taking place” in order to get “necessary safety measures” arranged before their outdoor markets across the district will be re-opened.
May 29, 2020
An outdoor market operator is inviting independent shops to have a stall ahead of being able to re-open their actual shops again. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced this week that outdoor markets will be able to re-open on Monday (June 1) as long as social distancing measures are put in place. With this, Ray Wood, who operates Northern Markets which includes the outdoor market in Cheadle’s Market Place, is calling for any stall holders, and also any independent shops, to host a stall this coming week, and beyond.