Borough Market has announced it will reopen this Wednesday (June 14). The final cordon – in place since the horrific London Bridge terrorist attack on June 3 – has been lifted in the London Bridge area, which means residents can return to their homes and the market can reopen.
Writing on the Borough Market website, Donald Hyslop, chair of the Trustees of Borough Market, said: ‘While the victims of the terror attack will never be forgotten, and while the trauma experienced by this community will weigh heavily for a long time to come, it is essential for the wellbeing of everyone associated with Borough Market that we return to at least a semblance of normality as soon as we can.’
The market has been closed since the attack, while the police investigation has been taking place. Borough Market and the Bankside community have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for traders who have had no other means of earning income during this time. The campaign has already raised more than £35,000.
The market will reopen at 10am this Wednesday, when the traders are planning to link arms and have a moment’s silence before ringing the market bell.
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