We have looked at the Government guidance very carefully regarding open air markets and it is very clear that market stalls which offer essential retail, such as grocery and food are permitted to take place. Therefore we will be allowing up to 10 stalls to sell these items on Thursday when the retail market usually takes place. The traders will be supplying their own stalls or stands to sell the produce from so we do not need to Council staff to set them up.
We will spread the stalls out across the Market Place so they are more than 10 metres apart and we will have staff present to monitor the situation and if necessary, encourage people to buy their produce and leave the area.
These are unprecedented times and this is not a decision we have taken lightly. However, having balanced the need for people to buy food and traders needing to make a living in these difficult time alongside the social distancing guidance set out by government, we feel this substantially reduced market can take place. This is also in line with other markets in the area.
We will review the situation each day and make a decision about Saturday’s market by midday on Friday at the latest and update our website accordingly.
The government guidance can be seen here.
Loughborough retail market is held every Thursday and Saturday in the Market Place from 8am to 4pm.
Other retail markets
Shepshed also hold a retail market every Friday in Hallcroft.
Once a month Market Place holds host to a farmers’ market, which showcases a range of local, organic and artisan food and drink. For those in search of hidden treasures there is a vintage and Collectors market held every Friday.
Dates for your diary
We'll keep you posted about special markets and events coming up later in the year.
Trade on a market
If you are interested in trading on one of our markets then please head to our trade on a market webpage for more information.
You can find information on these on our rival markets webpage.
Severe weather policy
Markets can sometimes be cancelled or reduced due to bad weather. View our severe weather policy for details.
Where is the market based?
The market is based in the town centre. The map of Loughborough town centre below shows the markets location (Marked with a red dot).
Last updated: Wed 25th March, 2020 @ 12:59