HATHERLEIGH Market reopened for the first time in 10 weeks on Tuesday morning, with stallholders and customers doing business out in the open air.

Market organiser Debbie Kimber said the market would be held every Tuesday morning from now on with the indoor market open too on the Tuesday after next (June 16). ‘I have got a dozen traders today,’ she said on Tuesday. ‘We have had a steady steam of people coming through this morning.

‘All the stallholders are social distancing. People are enjoying coming back and having social interaction again. We have got a baker, plants and veg and a man selling engraved crystal. There’s lots of stuff.

‘People have really missed the community element which is really what Hatherleigh Market is all about.’

Walkhampton Market has been continuing in the village hall every Saturday morning throughout lockdown as a collection point for orders of essential food. Organiser Pete Shapcott said it would gradually open up to more traders, subject to no resurgence of Covid-19 locally with the relaxing of the lockdown.

Meanwhile, Okehampton Saturday Market returns to the Red Lion Yard on June 13.