Kenilworth market cancelled this week due to yellow weather warning

  Posted: 20.01.21 at 11:13 by The Editor

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Organisers have had to cancel this week's Kenilworth Market due to a Yellow Weather Warning issued by the Met Office.

The market, which usually takes place at Abbey End on Thursdays every week 9.00am to 3.00pm will not take place tomorrow (January 21), but is expected to return the following week.

The market is organised by CJ's Events Warwickshire. On a statement on their website Jamie Walker said: "This decision hasn't been taken lightly, whilst the winds are manageable, it is the gusts overnight and during the day tomorrow which have raised a health and safety concern for us.

"A yellow weather warning for wind has been issued by the Met Office, with speeds reaching up to 35mph. This totally exceeds the maximum safety limit for our market stalls.

"Whilst we do not want to cancel any more markets following the awful 10 months we have had, safety remains our priority.

"We have consulted with Warwick District Council and are happy with our decision. We are a responsible company and will not put life at risk to our colleagues, traders or visitors. No traders will be attendance at tomorrow's market."

Yellow is the lowest of the Met Office's three weather warnings, it was issued for Kenilworth yesterday (January 19) and remains until the weekend.

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