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Award-Winning Market Set For Return

Friday September 20 2013


Are you looking forward to visiting? Are you looking forward to visiting?


AN award-winning market is coming to Barnsley from September 25.

There will be an opportunity to purchase items from all over the world as global traders offer an array of products typical of their region.

Items on offer include a range of exotic meats from crocodiles to impalas, and a host of Italian traders offering authentic biscotti, breads and nougat.

Following the success of last year's market and this year's in April, the crowds are set to flock to Cheapside once again.

The market runs from September 25 to September 28 and is open from 9am-5.30pm.

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Reply Posted by Swifty on Friday September 20 2013 at 17:09
It alright having these one of events and thousands flocking into these 3-4 day events.

What about BMBC showing the same enthusiasm 365 days a year to the already hard presses shops and Market Traders that are here all round.

To me it's just BMBC taking advantage of 3-4 day event where they can collect buckets of extra rent.

Reply Posted by claire on Tuesday September 24 2013 at 16:59
very true swifty i work on the semi open market and in the last 12 weeks i have seen the market busy but it could be busier, the council were quick enough to announce the closer of the market but havent actually announced its staying open and its only through us advertising through facebook and word of mouth people have started to come back, yet they advertise a market for outside !!!

Reply Posted by Mark on Tuesday September 24 2013 at 16:18
It's ok saying why doesn't the council do something for the traders. The traders could do a lot for themselves too.
Last time I was in the meat market it was full of identical salmon cut beef, frozen Chinese rabbit and the woman on the shellfish stall couldn't even tell me when the fresh crabs were caught,

Reply Posted by sharon on Tuesday September 24 2013 at 18:47
hi I went to the experience Barnsley and fountains on sunday and spoke to people who agreed with me that a lovely market of local crafts and produce would enhance market hill where the old market used to be and encourage people to visit the town and experience the new improvements , bringing custom to the bars and restaurants and visitors to the museums and galleries etc

Reply Posted by claire on Tuesday September 24 2013 at 20:37
sharon why take more away from the market for goodness sake we need people coming in not going out try spending some money on improving the market !!!!!

Reply Posted by Tom on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 02:00
Reduced rents for the market, or free rents for start ups. Open air markets without rent are successful, such is the nature of markets.
A market burdened by rent, without deserving location, can never succeed.

Create the location, by letting people operate a market and trade without impunity from taxes and rent.

Reply Posted by Guesty Mcguest on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 09:06
Barnsley Market could benefit with just a bit of TLC being we're not getting a new one just give the old one a bloody good power wash and a lick of paint. get everything looking nice. inside and out.

Surely stall rents are to pay for stall maintenance, If I were a stall holder I would want to know where my money was going.


Reply Posted by sid on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 09:13
I think so too Guesty. I fear the days of the market are coming to an end. Who shops there now? I noticed last time I was there,the footfall was dire. It's a shame yes,but things have moved on. There's so many cheap shops now they have taken place of the markets,plus poor,in fact rubbishy stock in some cases. I reckon to spend money on a new market is a waste. It's a shame,but that's the way its going. We have to try to modernise to stay bright. The museum etc is a brilliant start,we shouldn't really go backwards with an old fashioned/new market. Sorry stall holders.

Reply Posted by TheWomble on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 09:28
MARKET HILL - the clue is in the name! Stop building by-passes and get traffic and car parking facilities into Barnsley Town Centre. It's not rocket science...

Reply Posted by rainbow on Thursday September 26 2013 at 16:35
Getting into Barnsley passed all the traffic lights and roadworks and then pay to park, its easier to turn the car around and go to Cortonwood or Meadowhall..

Reply Posted by Charles on Thursday September 26 2013 at 19:19
Barnsley market is a great place to shop for a wide range of things, especially meat, fish and fruit and vegetables. Barnsley council should be ashamed that they have not promoted it more. It really could be a gem once again.

If the town centre redevelopment goes ahead as currently planned, that will kill off the market as we now know it. We need to be different to other town centre offerings and I see a great future for a proper, well promoted market. It should be our unique selling point.