Hatfield markets to reopen
Hatfield General Market is to reopen on 27 June, strictly following government guidelines to ensure everyone can shop safely.
Weekly trading will resume every Wednesday and Saturday from 8am to 4pm and the market will be returning with a new look, new stalls and free tote bags for customers.
The market normally has around 13 stalls offering a variety of seasonal products including fruit and veg, along with jewellery, fish, clothing, gifts, phones and accessories, key cutting and much more.
Various measures will be in place to ensure a safe shopping experience. These include a single file layout to maximize the available open air space for shoppers and allow social distancing queuing, as well as two metre gaps between stalls.
Commenting on the opening, Councillor Bernard Sarson, Executive Member Regeneration, Economic Development and Partnerships, said:
Hatfield market has long been an important shopping destination for the town. We are delighted that this popular landmark is able to start trading again, helping to encourage people to return to the high street and support local retailers, with the assurance that every precaution has been taken to keep them safe.
Brian Nunan, market manager, Bray Associates, the market operator, said:
We look forward to welcoming all our traders and their customers back so we can return to opening our safe and vibrant market again.
Hatfield market has been serving shoppers for over 50 years and stretches from the main high street near Asda, towards the temporary Fourways car park (the old Pizza Hut site).
The market closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Hatfield Farmers' and Craft market which had previously been held on the same site on the first Saturday of every month (excluding January), will be reopening on Saturday 11 July, before returning to the first Saturday of each month from 1 August.