Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP), which runs our Village Market, has taken the difficult decision to cancel the markets which were due to take place on Saturdays 6th February and 6th March 2021.
The RVCP Committee feels that, in the light of the new COVID-19 lockdown, it would be inappropriate to hold the market for the time being. As the pandemic considers spreading at an alarming rate, the priority must be to keep village residents, market stallholders and volunteers safe.
RVCP commented: “Clearly this is pretty rubbish news, and gutting that it was going to be our second birthday but, as a community-run market, we feel this is the right thing to do for our village.
“As with the last two ‘lockdowns’, we encourage you to seek out our traders online, check out our trader listings on our Village Market website and show them your support with orders for delivery and ‘click & collect’.
“Once again, these are tough times for small independent businesses, but together we can all keep them ticking over, and ready to stand with us again when we return.”
In the meantime, RVCP Committee Member, Mark Pinks, will be hosting more Instagram Live sessions with Ruddington Traders at 8pm on Thursdays 14th, 21st and 28th February – with more to follow. This will include another ‘Instagram Live’ with some of the usual stall holders on Saturday 6th February, which would have been a market day.
There’s still to be a “2nd Birthday” cake, too, plus a raffle to win a hamper of goodies from Ruddington traders in support of RVCP’s Charity of the Month. The full details will appear on the market’s social media nearer the time.
The next Village Market is scheduled to take place on Easter Saturday 3rd April.
With thanks to Graham Wright and RUDDINGTON.info