Outdoor markets to return across Oldham

Shoppers will be able to show even more love to their local markets as the borough welcomes the return of its outdoor markets across Oldham, Shaw and Royton.

It follows the reopening of Tommyfield's Indoor Market Hall on Monday for the first time in almost three months.

The borough’s street markets are located in the heart of Oldham town centre, Royton and Shaw.

Extra social distancing measures have been required to combat the proximity of other shops who have implemented similar controlled access to their premises, after Oldham’s market sites underwent detailed health and safety assessments.

This will be the first opportunity that many traders have had since late March to get their business back up and running.

The council say it is more important than ever before for people to shop local, as Oldham joins a national effort to help small businesses recover from the lockdown. 

Oldham’s outdoor markets boast a range of different offers to visitors throughout the week. From traditional fresh fish, fruit and veg and bakery stalls across Royton and Shaw on a Thursday, to Caribbean cuisine and rug stalls on the Oldham Street Market, shoppers are well catered for.

You can also grab a bargain on Tommyfield’s Outdoor Wednesday Market, which sells both new and second hand goods.

And while many of Oldham’s outdoor markets will return over the next seven days, shoppers will have to wait a bit longer before they can visit Tommyfield’s Outdoor Saturday Market and Sunday Car Boot Sale.

The council say it is adjusting to welcoming the return of large crowds to these sites but they will open again "as soon as possible". 

Here's a full breakdown of the details for each market’s reopening across Oldham:

Market

Opening times

Status

Tommyfield Indoor Market Hall

 

Monday to Saturday, 9am–5.15pm       

OPEN

Tommyfield Outdoor Wednesday Market        

 

Wednesdays, 9am–4pm

Reopened 17 June

Royton Market

 

Thursdays, 9am–4pm

Reopened 18 June

Shaw Market

 

Thursdays, 9am–4pm

Reopened 18 June

Tommyfield Outdoor Friday Market

 

Fridays, 9am–4pm

Reopened 19 June

Oldham Street Friday Market

Fridays, 10am–5pm

 

Reopened 19 June

Oldham Street Saturday Market

Saturdays, 10am–5pm

 

Reopens 20 June

Tommyfield Outdoor Monday Market

 

Mondays, 9am–4pm

Reopens 22 June

Tommyfield Outdoor Saturday Market

 

Saturdays, 9am–4pm

Not re-opening yet

Tommyfield Sunday Car Boot

Sundays, 6am–12 noon

 

Not re-opening yet

Councillor Sean Fielding, Leader of Oldham Council, said: “Our officers have worked very hard with the traders and local shopkeepers to establish the safest possible way for our outdoor markets to reopen and I would like to thank everyone for their contributions during this process.

“Now that we have dates in place for the majority of our outdoor sites, it’s imperative that we all do our bit to support our market traders by shopping local and loving our local markets when they reopen.

“With great produce on offer for all, including fresh fish and baked goods, stylish clothing lines and fashionwear and delicious cuisines ready to taste, your custom will make a huge difference.

“Finally, I just want to say another big thank to our outdoor traders for their continued patience during this very difficult time and I really look forward to welcoming you back to Oldham’s Markets.”

For more information on other safety measures that have been introduced around Oldham, visit www.oldham.gov.uk/safecentres

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