PENISTONE Market Barn is set to be restored this week following a graffiti attack in December.

Last year, the barn suffered from ‘offensive’ graffiti which the council covered with white paint.

The current paint job was never a permanent fix, according the council, and work will take place this week to restore the area.

The barn will be cordoned off from tomorrow and will reopen on Thursday, just in time for trading.

Coun Tim Cheetham, cabinet spokesperson for regeneration and culture, said: “Let me start by saying that graffiti and hate speech will not be tolerated.

“There is no place for this type of behaviour in our borough.

“Barnsley is a welcoming and inclusive place, and such hateful language and vandalism are not what our town is about.

“We would like to thank our residents for their patience, we want all our residents to benefit from a pleasant and enjoyable shopping experience in our markets, across the borough and our Principal Towns.”