THERE will be no full Christmas market in Llanfyllin this year.

Llanfyllin Town Council discussed the success of their weekly market and looked ahead to preparations for Christmas at their monthly meeting.

Councillor Jane Carrington said the weekly market is “going really well” and “bringing life into the town” but was in need of more volunteers to help out. Cllr Alison Alexander offered to join the market committee.

County councillor Peter Lewis said he was pleased some stallholders had opened shops in the town.

But with the coronavirus crisis in mind, the town council opted not to organise a Christmas market this year.

They are still looking to have Christmas lights, window dressing competition and other events but felt they cannot put on entertainment or anything that requires crowds.

Cllr Lewis said: “Christmas is not cancelled in Llanfyllin this year, but parts of it will not be held.”

He added that with the livelihoods of stallholders who regularly attend the annual event in mind, a Saturday day-time event could be organised where social distancing would be easier.