Issued by City of York Council
Following consultation with Market Traders at York’s Newgate Market, the access times for market vehicles entering the area at the end of the day have been relaxed for the winter to take account of outdoor trading conditions.
Working with the agreement of the City Centre Manager, traders are now able to load up an hour early on Sundays through to Fridays, whilst the access time for Saturday business remains at its usual time. The arrangement will start from Sunday 3 November until Spring Half Term, Sunday 23 February.
Cllr Sonja Crisp, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: “We have listened carefully to what some of the traders have been telling us about their winter trading conditions, the light and the cold weather and we are now acting upon their comments and feedback although traders who wish to may still trade until 5pm each day.
“In 2014 there will be considerable investment to make exciting improvements to Newgate Market and we will again review arrangements with the Traders at this point.”
York has one of the largest pedestrian zones in Europe and the pedestrian streets, or footstreets, create a safer and more attractive city centre for everyone, including those shopping at our markets.
Newgate Market is situated in the heart of York, just off The Shambles. For further information about the market and York’s specialist markets go here. For information on planning your journey into the city centre visit go to the iTravel website.
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