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Friday, 16 March 2018

THE SIXTH MIDDLEWICH MEXON MARKET MARCH 2018 - CANCELLED (ARCHIVED)



THE SIXTH
Middlewich Town Council
Why was the Market cancelled?

Bev Cope writes:

As one of the team who organise this.Here is why: we can run a market in sun, rain, snow, sleet and ice on a hard surface. Wind however is a different issue. In October last year every town around us (except Middlewich) was put on a Met Office Yellow Weather Warning before the day. They cancelled. We decided to go ahead as it was fairly calm here. Our market traders were given the option to take part or not given there was no warning in place. However, on the day in question, October 2017, one hour into our market a Yellow Warning was issued and the wind was horrendous. Marquees were starting to lift despite weights. Indeed one marquee did lift - a traders own. This is way too high a risk and in such a close area along Wheelock Street we are not prepared to put people or premises at risk in this way. Based on this learning curve we changed our process. Our rule is: if a Yellow Warning is issued on the Friday and/or the Saturday we cancel for safety reasons. The decision is a group decision. We also consulted with Highways to ensure it was the right decision and they advised the same. For additional info we now give refunds to traders if a cancellation on the Friday (or earlier) occurs. Sadly we have no control over weather but we are hoping the next market on the 21 April - 10am until 3pm - is considerably brighter and warmer.
This material, written before the cancellation, remains here for archive purposes:

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Followed in no time at all by this informative but somewhat melancholy version.

First published 15th March 2018
Revised and re-published 16th March 2018
Archived 16th March 2018

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