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Strong winds force Nuneaton market cancellation

Published on Saturday, 8th December 2018

The market in Nuneaton has been cancelled today, Saturday 8 December 2018, as strong winds forecast during the early morning presented major obstacles to safely setting up the market.

Wind speeds were predicted to reach gusts of 45mph. Winds of this magnitude are beyond the recommended tolerance for the stalls and make it unsafe to set up and run the market. It is understood that other local markets are also considering cancelling their Saturday market on similar grounds.

Jonathan White, Head of Town Centres and Marketing for the Council said:

 “In the interest of public safety we have no choice but to cancel the market, all options were carefully considered prior to making the decision to cancel. We understand the disappointment for both the traders and general public as a result of the cancellation, but the operation of an outdoor market of this nature means that from time to time it is necessary to cancel due to inclement weather. It is unfortunate when we have to cancel but our priority must remain the safety of all those concerned.”

 All Traders have been offered the opportunity to trade directly from their vehicles throughout the day.