Save The Date – Shaftesbury Chamber Of Commerce Planning COVID-Safe Christmas Market

Shaftesbury’s Chamber of Commerce is committed to a Christmas market on the 29th of November.

Chairman Virginia Edwyn-Jones says coronavirus restrictions mean the volunteers have had to rethink how they mark the occasion. The traditional Christmas light switch-on celebration won’t take place and children won’t be able to visit Santa inside the Town Hall. But Virginia hopes to find a way to involve Father Christmas in the event.

Chamber of Commerce chairman Virginia Edwyn-Jones

The Chamber has also discussed whether daytime traffic restriction should be maintained on Sundays. Virginia explains why the 9am to 4pm closure will remain, seven-days-a-week, for now.