The Farmers’ Market in Stone will take place this Saturday (13 June) after the weather thwarted a return to the town last weekend.
The market will be held on Westbridge Park to help comply with social distancing guidelines (Map of Social Distancing Measures).
The popular market had been due to return on Saturday (6 June) but organisers had to call it off because of the forecasted high winds. Stafford Borough Council said the marquees were more vulnerable to the strong winds as they were spaced further apart to meet Covid-19 safety measures.
The market usually takes place in the town’s High Street on the first Saturday of the month - but has not gone ahead since March because of national Covid-19 restrictions.
The Government announced outdoor markets could return from 1 June.
The borough council has ruled out a return to the High Street because of the difficulties in ensuring social distancing would be adhered to. The council put forward Westbridge Park as an alternative venue - but with strict measures introduced to comply with Government advice.
The Farmers’ Market in Stafford is set to go ahead in the town centre on Saturday 11 July.
Press Release No 5648