WINSFORD Market will reopen following repairs.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has confirmed that the market will be back open as usual on Thursday (February 15).

It comes after rain damaged electrical systems, forcing the site to close temporarily.

Councillor Nathan Pardoe has moved to reassure residents that the market remains an important part of Winsford, adding that he hopes to see it improved as part of the ongoing £22.5 million regeneration project.

He said: “Winsford Market is a key part of the town’s tradition and is embedded in the local community.

"However, both I and the council are fully aware that Winsford needs a better market offer to help our independent traders to thrive and to attract new visitors.

“As more and more people shop online, town centres across the country have to offer more than retail.

"It’s why the council is making the biggest investment in Winsford town centre since the 1960s, and why improving Winsford’s market offer will be an important part of ongoing works.”

Winsford Market was closed for trading on both Saturday (February 10) and Monday (February 12).

Heavy rain had caused issues with the electrical system and so it had to be shut in order to comply with health and safety requirements.

The necessary works were carried out to make it safe for traders and visitors, and the market can now open once more.

Councillor Pardoe, cabinet member for Inclusive Economy, Regeneration and Digital Transformation, added: “I am pleased to say that Winsford Market will reopen on its next usual trading day on Thursday.

“I would like to thank traders and visitors for their understanding during the temporary closure, and council staff for prioritising the repairs and supporting traders throughout.

“Traders have already been made aware that they will not have to pay rent for the two days of trading which were disrupted.”

Winsford Market is open Monday, Thursday and Saturday, 9am to 4pm (except Bank Holidays).