Wellington Rotary Markets are back after months of pandemic

After a seven-month hiatus the monthly Wellington Rotary markets are back this weekend.

President of Wellington Rotary Emily Falson said the club were "excited" to be back for their first market since February.

There will be plenty to look at including arts and crafts, nursery items, information stalls, women's clothing, jewellery, toys and bric-a-brac to name a few.

Ms Falson said there would be plenty of food and beverage stalls, and even a coffee van who had been supporting the markets for the last seven and a half years.


"We have the usual array, Rotary are renown for the best bacon and egg rolls on west of the mountains, so the Rotary barbecue does a great roll for breakfast and steak and sausage sandwiches later on," she said.

"We're right down the end where the new playground is at Cameron Park, we're right next to it and the new toilet facilities so people will be close to all facilities, and also the bank so people can get some cash out if they need to."

The club president encouraged people to come down and support local businesses who have been doing it tough with the pandemic restrictions.

"We've all been in lock down in one way or another since March, so people should come to Wellington and support the small businesses that come out, the markets are often sometimes their only source of income," she said.

"Plus people might go to the markets and then pop into the fish and chip shop or Coles, so it's a great economic benefit to the town when people go to the markets."

There will be a COVID plan in place for the markets, which Ms Falson will personally be responsible for.

"I'm actually going to be the warden on the day, so we will have posters up ... and I'll just be making sure people are keeping their distance, and I'll have some sanitiser on me as well," she said.

"All our stall holders will have sanitiser and signs up as well, so COVID regulations will be in place, and we will be enforcing them."

The markets will run from 8am until 1pm at Cameron park on Saturday, September 26.

"It's an event the community look forward to once a month and we haven't been able to do it for a while, so we're just excited for the commotion that it causes in town," Ms Falson said.

"It's not too early to start Christmas shopping."

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