Posted: Fri 27th Mar 2020

Updated: Fri 27th Mar

Wrexham Council ease Sunday trading enforcement – essential food stores to benefit from extra trading hours for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Friday, Mar 27th, 2020

Wrexham Council have announced another measure to help the area deal with the ongoing pandemic response.

Currently legislation states that certain larger stores – such as supermarkets – can open on Sundays but only for 6 consecutive hours between 10am and 6pm.

Wrexham Council Leader Mark Pritchard has been in touch this evening to tell us that Wrexham Council will not be enforcing such trading legislation from 8am on Sundays. Effectively that means trade can start two hours earlier rather than the current 10am if stores take advantage of it.

Cllr Pritchard told us the move was “To assist food stores in Wrexham to deliver essential provisions for our local key workers, the vulnerable and wider communities.”

It is hoped that the extra earlier time can be used, as many supermarkets are doing already, to be boxed off for use by key workers and vulnerable, as well as moving demand to allow further time in the day for well spaced out ‘normal’ shopping.

We are told there is communication with stores taking place to hopefully make all aware of this before this Sunday.

Any readers are still urged to check local timings and store openings, rather than turn up expecting things to open at 8am, as it may not be exercised this weekend for staffing and other logistical reasons.

As we previous wrote in yesterdays council update we are told Wrexham Council are ‘looking at everything possible across Wrexham’, with future actions to come.

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