Winchester Street Market trials Broadway move on Sundays

Winchester Street Market will be trialling a new location in The Broadway from Sunday 6 September.

Moving the stalls from their previous location on Winchester High Street and Middle Brook Street car park, this trial looks to test an element of the long-term aspirations around increasing the vibrancy of the Central Winchester Regeneration area. Organisers are also looking to assess the benefits around improved ease of social distancing in the more spacious area.

The primary location will be The Broadway and there will also be a limited number of stalls positioned on the Lower High Street and Middle Brook Street. The trial will assess the impact on the market and High Street footfall as well as the level of traffic generated in Colebrook Street.

Winchester City Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Asset Management, Cllr Kelsie Learney, said:

“The need for social distancing has led us to rethink how we carry on many activities within Winchester. Moving the market to The Broadway was suggested in the Central Winchester Regeneration Area Supplementary Planning Document and it seems the ideal location for people to enjoy Winchester’s fantastic market offering in a spacious, central location.  We’re looking forward to seeing how the experiment works in practice and taking it from there.”

To accommodate the stalls, The Broadway will be closed from the bus station entrance to the junction of Market Street and Colebrook Street, with access to the Mercure Wessex Hotel and Market Street routed via Colebrook Street. Great Minster Street and the Square will remain closed to through traffic.