Salisbury Charter Market to open this Saturday

Salisbury City Council has made the decision to open the Charter Market, as a trial this Saturday (16 May 2020) in Salisbury Market Place for food and other essential items.  This will feel very different to the usual Market as stalls will be re-arranged to allow social distancing as public safety is paramount.

The market will open for a shorter period from 8.00am until 3.00pm to give residents the opportunity to pick up their essential food items from their favourite stalls.  

Similar to safety measures currently being carried out at local supermarkets, there will be restricted access to the market using barriers and visitors will be following social distancing guidelines to help people shop as safely as possible. Salisbury City Council staff will be on site to assist and ensure the safety of the event.  Shoppers are encouraged to use contactless payment and not cash at those stalls where this is possible.

Cllr Nettle, the Leader of Salisbury City Council said “The Charter Market has run for over 750 years through thick and thin to provide a much needed service for local people. We feel that the time is right to trial a reopen given the latest Government guidance. Please do shop at the Market this Saturday, support our local economy in its new format and welcome back our regular traders”

The City Council will keep residents informed of the opening of any future Charter Markets via its social media pages.

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