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Storm Aileen impacts Nuneaton Street Market

Published on Wednesday, 13th September 2017

A full market will not operate in Nuneaton town centre today due to adverse weather conditions.

The Markets Team has been monitoring the weather forecast over the last few days and keeping conditions on the ground under review. The Met Office has now issued a yellow warning with the arrival of Storm Aileen and locally windspeeds gusts in excess of 30 mph, peaking at over 40 mph, have been forecast for this morning. These conditions are above the operational tolerance for the market stalls.

Market traders with perishable goods are being given the opportunity to trade from vehicles.

Jonathan White Head of Town Centres and Marketing at Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council, said,

“It is always extremely disappointing when we have to cancel a full market due to adverse weather conditions, however, safety is paramount.

“The Council takes the safety of the public, market traders and its staff very seriously and the risk of injury should a stall be blown away cannot be underestimated.

“The forecast for the weekend is improved so we expect Saturday Market to be on as normal.”