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September 2023

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Published on 8 September 2023

Traders open during temporary market hall closure

Market trader Jim Ashford and colleagues of Ashford’s fruit and veg
Ashford’s fruit and veg open for business in temporary market location

Newton Abbot market traders are continuing to open for business despite the temporary closure of the Market Hall.

As part of the proposed Market Hall redevelopment, investigatory work undertaken this week to identify the construction make-up and condition of the Grade 2 listed building revealed that the condition of some of the wooden roof trusses in the Market Hall had deteriorated.

As a result, the Market Hall building has been temporarily closed for safety reasons.  Alternative arrangements to enable Traders to remain open for business and to continue to operate have been put in place while further investigations are undertaken and repairs are made as swiftly as possible.

Food Hall businesses are not affected by this decision and will continue to open and trade as normal.

We will be carrying out further investigation works in the Market Hall as a precautionary measure.