Walton Farmers' market returns

Following its enforced closure with the announcement of lockdown, the Walton Farmers' Market is back with your favourite food and drinks stalls available to visit again between 9.30am and 2pm.

As part of the safe reopening of our town centres Surrey Markets have been working closely with the Elmbridge Borough Council, Walton-on-Thames Trading Alliance and The Heart Shopping Centre to find a temporary space while The Heart reopens its safe array of stores to help understand and ensure social distancing.

Andy Willmott, Surrey Markets said “We’re pleased to say we are back Saturday. Visitors to the market can expect the same quality produce but with a few changes to layout and ways of working to ensure the safe reopening of the market. We hope residents will come out to support the traders while respecting social distancing for the July market in Ashley Park Car Park.”

Councillor Christine Elmer, Portfolio Holder for Corporate and Community Development said, "We’re happy to welcome back the Walton Farmers' Market. Our approach to the safe reopening has been to work collaboratively with our businesses and trading associations and we are pleased to be able to let the farmers market use Ashley Park Car Park for their next event. From our grants to help independent businesses put in place social distancing measures, support to help get our retailers online this is another example of how we are backing our businesses and high streets during the pandemic.”

Joanna Gordon, Managing Director of the Walton-on-Thames Trading Alliance said, “Its great news we have been able to support the farmers market to get up and running again. It’s such an important part of the mix of our town centre adding to the vibrancy and life in our high streets. We hope residents will come out and shop local, support our independent retailers and markets both this weekend and beyond.”

"We're going to come through this as a community, and we’re going to get our market town thriving as once it was before."

Date published: 3 July 2020

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