Wanstead Market Road Closures Trial

Closed 28 Jun 2020

Opened 5 Jun 2020


We are closing off the roads around Wanstead Market on Sunday 7 June, from 7am to 10.30pm.  This is to support market traders to open safely, as lockdown for the Coronavirus pandemic begins to ease. Diversion notices will be in place.

The road closures give more space for the market traders to put social distancing in place as they serve their customers. This is in line with government guidance for all businesses and helps ensure that the virus is controlled.

Closures will take place on:

  • Nightingale Lane at the junction with Wanstead High Street
  • Wellington Road at the junction with Wanstead High Street

Local diversions will be in place.

In addition to closing the above roads, we have put in place the following safety measures:

  1. Less stalls, 20 instead of the usual 50 stalls
  1. All stalls will be placed 2-3M apart
  1. Food stalls will have a separate washing area
  1. Pre-packed orders at stalls will ready for collection to reduce face to face time
  1. Queue system in place - only 1-2 customers allowed to approach stalls at one time
  1. Clear cones and floor markings to be used to ensure safe distancing
  2. All traders to wear gloves and masks where possible and offer sanitisers, wipes or tissue

We’re also interested in your views on how the road closures affect your area. We want to introduce new walking and cycle routes across Redbridge, to improve the environment and ensure that people can travel without relying on public transport.

Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey if you visit Wanstead Market on Sunday, or if you are interested in the installation of new walking or wheeling routes across the borough. 

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