SALISBURY shoppers flocked to the reopening of the city’s charter market today to pick up food and essential items.
Ran by Salisbury City Council, the market, which is trialling its return following the relaxing of lockdown restrictions, was open from 8am until 3pm today, attended by hundreds of Salisbury residents.
Around 15 stalls were lined up in the Market Place, offering a range of produce from fruit to cheese and meats.
Social distancing measures were enforced through restricted access, a one-way system, available hand sanitiser, barriers, the encouragement of cashless payments and city council staff on site.
As previously reported, Salisbury City Council leader Jeremy Nettle welcomed the market’s return, adding: “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, support our local economy in its new format and welcome back our regular traders.”