Decision details

Pannier Market

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Prime Minister announced on 25 May that all non-essential retail including indoor markets could re-open from 15 June if they follow the Covid-19 secure guidelines.
In order to comply with these guidelines the Council needs to make changes to the operation and layout of the Barnstaple Pannier Market. In addition the Council needs to be satisfied that each individual trader is also compliant. This is best achieved by issuing additional Covid-19 trading compliance conditions.
In line with other local markets the aim is to re-open Barnstaple Pannier Market on Friday 3rd July as part of a phased return. Initially, the market will trade on Friday 3rd July and Saturday 4th July with additional days added in subsequent weeks depending on demand.

Current proposals are:
To issue temporary additional licence conditions (attached) to enable the market to trade in line with current government guidance. The conditions will be in addition to the current market licence conditions however, in the event of there being any contradiction between the market licence conditions and the Covid-19 trading compliance conditions then during the current Pandemic the Covid-19 trading compliance conditions shall take precedence.
The Covid-19 trading compliance conditions will be published on the Councils website.


To approve additional Pannier Market Covid-19 trading compliance conditions and a revision of fees for a temporary period.

Publication date: 29/06/2020

Date of decision: 29/06/2020