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Storm Brian forces cancellation of full Nuneaton market for safety reasons

Published on Saturday, 21st October 2017

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

The predicted weather forecast has warned of heavy rain and strong winds in the wake of Storm Brian, with gusts expected to exceed the safety limits for the stalls.

“It is always disappointing when extreme weather forces the cancellation of our full market, but naturally, the safety of shoppers and stall holders comes first. Many other local authorities across the UK are in a similar position to us and have also had to change their normal arrangements for Saturday markets.

“Traders are still welcome to come along and trade from their vehicles if they wish; we just can’t use the normal stalls as their wind speed tolerance falls short of those forecast.

“With predicted wind speeds as high as 44mph tomorrow, we have no choice but to reduce the market; we do so most reluctantly, after first considering all options available to us.”

Jonathan White, Head of Town Centres and Marketing at the Borough Council