Traders are set to return to Bingham’s general market from Thursday, April 30 with new social distancing measures, following its closure in relation to COVID-19 last month.
The town’s traditional market will reopen with a limited number of traders offering food and essential goods only, supported by the market’s manager who will oversee the maintenance of social distancing in line with central government guidance.
The weekly feature on the Buttercross will include a new layout that enables both customers and traders to safely remain two metres apart as fresh, local food and essentials are sold.
Customers visiting the market from Thursday can find an excellent range of fresh meat and vegetables, baked goods and healthy essentials from five of the market’s regular traders, including Farm to Fork Butchers, Belvoir Bakery, Smiths Veg, Nutty’s Wholefoods and Tony the Egg Man.
Further traders are expected to return to the market in line with the Council’s and their own safety protocols.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Executive Manager for Transformation Leanne Ashmore said: “We are absolutely delighted that this much-loved local market can return safely with these changes to protect both our traders and their valued customers.
“We are pleased that local residents can continue to support local businesses and shop for essentials in the open-air in the coming weeks.
“We remaincommitted to adapting services where possible whilst prioritising keeping people safe in these unprecedented times.”
The authority is reminding all residents to observe central government advice when leaving their homes and remain at least two metres apart from anyone not from their household.