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Hungerford Market thrives despite lockdown

Town & Manor believe outdoor shopping is safer

Phil Cannings



Hungerford Market

HUNGERFORD'S popular Wednesday outdoor market is flourishing amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Some critics took to social media to berate market shoppers.

However, the Constable of the Town & Manor, Nicholas Lumley, has said that strict social distancing measures remain in place.

He said: "The market will be open from 8am until 1pm. It will not be a huge crowded space or a social gathering.
We will enforce very strict rules with a one way system, 2m distancing and the option of card payment. The law is clear that food markets can continue."

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  • Dutchie

    02/04/2020 - 02:18

    I understand that food markets are allowed to stay open and it seems from the pictures that the market is “thriving”, but I can only add that COVID-19 will be thriving there too, because NO-ONE seems to be taken the rule of social distancing serious. Please people, this is not a joke! Stay indoors while the UK in lockdown!