Derby’s Market Hall will close tomorrow (Wednesday 3nd January) as a precautionary safety measure as a result of Storm Eleanor.
A number of panes of glass on the roof of the Market Hall are in need of maintenance to prevent them from coming loose during adverse weather conditions.
Storm Eleanor is forecast to cross Derby late this evening and in the early hours of tomorrow morning with gusts up to 80mph; therefore the Council has been closely monitoring data from the Met Office and has taken the decision to activate its emergency contingency plan to protect public safety.
The Council reassures the public and Market Traders that outside of these weather events the building remains safe to operate as usual. A review of the weather conditions and roof will take place early on Thursday morning to assesses when the Market can be reopened.
This decision has not been taken lightly. The Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and the short notice, but public safety has to be our first priority.