Redruth Town Council has welcomed the news that Cornwall will be part of Tier One restriction as the country comes out of lockdown on December 2.
While it has had to replan its Christmas events to make them as safe as possible, the Christmas markets are set to go ahead.
Lara McShee, community projects manager, said: “We’re delighted that we are Tier One as this means our Christmas markets, with free town parking, will be able to go ahead. Our shops will also be able to open to public again to spread that cheer that we all need right now.”
The Saturday markets will be offering the best of local Cornish produce, Christmas trees, crafts, gifts and festive foods with the message of Shop Local at its heart. The stalls can be found in the Market Strand, Market Hall and Butter Market. The town has recently received more than £3 million in funding to improve and restore its high street.
McShee added: “One of the most important elements of December will be that Redruth Library and Information Service in Alma Place will be open not only for Click and Collect, but also acting as a drop off point for Food Box donations and Christmas Cornwall Box.
“We are proud to be able to take donations of food for the CPR Food Bank whose fantastic work was recently highlighted nationally, as well as the Christmas Cornwall Box scheme which asks people to put together a ‘complete’ Christmas meal from a shopping list available from the charity.”