Market changes following accident on Winchester High Street

Press Release: 29/01/2013

Winchester City Council was sorry to hear of the incident in the High Street last Friday and our thoughts remain with those involved.

We are meeting the police on Thursday 31 January to hear their preliminary views on the circumstances surrounding the accident.

In the mean time we have decided to suspend the market on Thursday 31 January and Friday 1 February in the lower part of the High Street until we are clear about the circumstances of the accident. This will affect about eight or ten stalls.

After meeting the police we will decide on the best approach for the market on Saturday 2 February and Sunday 3 February.

We are taking this very seriously and looking again at all the safety aspects.

If there are longer-term issues that fall within the work or responsibilities of the City Council we will look at them carefully and quickly and take any actions that may be necessary.