ELDC markets cancelled following public feedback

East Lindsey District Council has today (Wednesday) made a u-turn on its decision to continue operating market days.
Market stalls (stock image)Market stalls (stock image)
Market stalls (stock image)

The district council had said as recently as yesterday that their markets in Louth, Horncastle and Spilsby would continue to run.

However, this morning, on ELDC’s official Facebook page this a spokesman said: “Thanks for all the feedback in regard to Louth Market.

“The decision to host the market was taken when food was in short supply at supermarkets.

“We felt it was helpful to continue given the Government’s latest advice.

“However, listening to your feedback, it’s clear that you would rather the markets were cancelled.

“As such, we have taken this decision from today.

“Markets will be cancelled until the present situation with Coronavirus passes.”

The latest decision has been met with criticism by several members of the public, who commented that they would feel more comfortable purchasing essential groceries from an outdoor market stall rather than an indoor shop or supermarket during the coronavirus pandemic.

However, several comments also praised the district council for listening to residents’ concerns and changing their decision accordingly.

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