Published: Thu 18 June, 2020
North West Leicestershire District Council has confirmed Measham car boot can go ahead this weekend after robust risk assessments were completed by organisers.
The council has been working closely the organisers after agreeing with them that the return of the car boot would be postponed from its initial planned return date two weeks ago. This came after safety concerns we're raised by the community and the council's enforcement teams.
With detailed risk assessments now completed, Councillor Andrew Woodman, Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said: “Following concerns raised by residents, we’re happy to confirm that after a thorough and robust risk assessment was completed, Measham car boot will open this Sunday.
“We’d like to thank the event organisers for working with us to ensure the car boot can open safely, and it’s great to have another North West Leicestershire business back open. There will be a number of measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety and the numbers of sellers and buyers will be strictly limited and controlled.
“Whether you are visiting a car boot, market or newly re-opened shops, it’s really important we continue to follow the social distancing guidance and wash hands regularly. Let’s support our open businesses and control the virus."