Winchester Street Market to return this week

Winchester Street Market will take place this week on Friday (June 5) and Saturday (June 6) – with Middle Brook Street car park as the temporary location. Signage and one-way markings will be in place to guide visitors through spaced stalls in order to allow social distancing. If the market is busy, shoppers are advised to come back later.

The popular flower seller will also be returning to the newly refurbished St Maurice’s Covert on Friday and Saturday.

The market organiser plans to continue to trade on Fridays and Saturdays between 9am and 4pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market is also working with the city council to support the return of the local produce stalls on Sunday 14 June.

Cllr Paula Ferguson, Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency and Local Economy, said:

“The Winchester Street market is a key part of our High Street and we’ve been worked hard to bring back stallholders to this temporary location which has enough space for social-distancing to help keep shoppers safe and allows the market to start trading as soon as possible. There will be signage from the High Street to the market’s new home to help things run smoothly. We know people are keen to support the city’s fantastic market and we are pleased to see its return.”

Public toilets will be open at Abbey Gardens and Market Lane (on St Maurice’s Covert).