An historic 800-year-old market is set to resume as coronavirus lockdown restrictions are loosened.

Epping Town Council's weekly market will resume on Monday, June 1 with essential traders only.

The market, situated in Epping High Street will initially return with food and household stalls.

Further stalls will return on Monday, June 8, and Monday, June 15, in line with the government's announcement to allow all retail outlets to reopen from June 15.

Epping Town Council says the stalls - including more gazebos - will be laid out in a different fashion to ensure that social distancing can be maintained.

Before the Covid-19 lockdown on March 23 the market, which runs every Monday, hosted almost 60 stalls.

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