South Shields market set to be held for extra day over Bank Holiday
Following demand from more than 20 traders South Tyneside Council has confirmed that the popular Monday market will return on May 3 from 9am to 4pm.
Shoppers will be able to browse stalls selling a range of goods from flowers, fruit and food to clothing, handbags and art.
It comes following the return of the Friday flea market and the Saturday traditional market on April 16 and 17 after months of closure during lockdown.
The market’s first weekend of opening was a success as shoppers flooded back to the Market Place to the delight of traders.
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On the South Tyneside Council Facebook page, a council spokeswoman said: "After receiving responses from over 20 traders, we will be putting on South Shields Market for an extra day.
“From flowers, fruit and food to good quality clothing, toys, handbags and art, join us on Monday, May 3 from 9am to 4pm.
“Covid-secure measures are in place to help shoppers stay safe.”
The Friday market is held from 9.30am to 3pm and the Saturday market is held from 9am to 4pm.
As seen previously during the Covid pandemic, measures will be in place to help shoppers stay safe, with visitors asked to follow a one-way system.
Other measures include a new layout, signage, trader only areas and hand sanitiser stations.
Security stewards will be on hand to ensure visitors can browse safely and adhere to social distancing guidelines.