Telford Christmas Market takes a year off
Telford & Wrekin Council are disappointed to have to announce that the organisers of Telford Christmas Market have taken the difficult the decision that this year's event will unfortunately not go ahead in Southwater.
Scott Simpson spokesperson for Tudor Markets said ‘’after discussing all options with several contingency plans, we believe the safest option is to cancel the market, as we have a duty of care to both our traders and the community. We would like to thank the Council, traders and the public for their continued support and we look forward to welcoming you to Telford Christmas Market 2021. If any trader or business would like to apply for next year’s market please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org’’
This year has been a difficult year for events and with positive Covid-19 cases rising both on a local and national level the situation with strict social distancing and restrictions need to remain in place.
The council have been working with the Christmas market provider, Tudor Markets Ltd to see if it was feasible to run a festive market in Southwater that would meet people’s expectations.
Unfortunately, trader and public confidence has decreased due to uncertainty around Government restrictions and falling footfall at events. The market operator has therefore recommended cancelling this year’s market and will instead use this time to start planning the market for next year.
The market had become a tradition for many people and will be sorely missed. However, public health and safety is paramount and as such, must take priority