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Storm Erik forces Nuneaton market cancellation

Published on Friday, 8th February 2019

Due to forecasters warning that Storm Erik will bring gusts of up to 46mph this weekend, the market in Nuneaton tomorrow (Saturday 9 February 2019) has been cancelled.

The severity of the winds forecasted during the storm 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:

 “It is always unfortunate when we have to cancel the market but unfortunately, especially with storms of this magnitude we have no choice but to take this decision in the interests of public safety.

“As always, our decision is carefully considered, with the safety of individuals both trading and visiting the market being our top priority.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused but hope that everyone can understand that from time to time decisions like this are absolutely necessary in order to prevent accidents.”  

Traders selling perishable goods have been offered the opportunity to trade directly from their vehicles throughout the day.