THE first monthly street market in Newquay has been cancelled after the Met Office issued a weather warning.

The BIG Newquay Market across Bank Street and on the Killacourt, which will showcase local makers, creators, producers and small businesses, is due to be held on the first Saturday of each month following a successful trial last year.

But organisers have decided to cancel the first market, due to take place on April 6, following the yellow weather warning being issued. 

Strong winds are due to come into effect from 8am on Saturday (April 6) until 10pm.

The market is being brought to the town by Newquay BID and LOVE Newquay in collaboration with Cornwall Shop Small, Newquay Farmers Market and Newquay Town Council.

Visitors can expect around 50 stalls of contemporary crafts, artisan makes, local lifestyle inspiration, vintage finds and delicious food and drink alongside live music, creative community fun and Market specials from local resident businesses.

A spokesperson for Newquay BID said: “It's with heavy hearts that we have decided to cancel this Saturday'sBIG Newquay Market. 

“With the forecast of high winds and gusts over 50mph and a Met Office weather warning it's the only decision we can make, it's not right to put our wonderful community of visitors and traders at risk. 

“We're really disappointed as many hours of hard work have gone into prepping for the Market.

“The good news is that the glorious town of Newquay is still ready for people’s visit. Market day is all about coming together with the awesome local businesses to celebrate buying local and shopping small. 

“While the Market won't be there on Saturday the town will be ready with a warm welcome.

“We'll be back in Newquay on Saturday, May 4 for what will now be our first BIG Market in the town. 

“We're determined it's going to be even bigger and brighter so pop the date in your diary and we'll see everyone there.”