THE weekly market held in Barry town centre each Tuesday could return in August – subject to safety approval.

Stallholders have been absent from Holton Road following the UK going into lockdown on March 23 this year.

King Square has been identified as a “possible temporary site”.

The Welsh Government announced that outdoor markets could re-open in Wales from June 22.


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Vale council cabinet member for education and regeneration, Cllr Lis Burnett said: “Due to coronavirus social distancing regulations, it is not possible for the market to operate at its previous location on Holton Road as this area is being used as queuing space by other retailers

“A possible temporary site for the market has been identified on King Square.

“The market operator would be responsible for the layout and management of the market, which will have to undergo a risk assessment and abide by current Welsh Government safety guidance.

“The council must be fully satisfied that the temporary allotted area is safe to use and well managed.

“Subject to approvals, it is hoped that the market can return next month.”