A POPULAR local market will return this month, Barnsley Council has confirmed.

The traditional market will run from Monday, June 13, until December on the former Horse and Groom pub’s site from 9am to 3pm.

The programme to relocate the market is part of the Towns Fund scheme, through which Goldthorpe has received £23.1m investment this is one of a number of projects already approved under the fund.

Derek Bramham, chairperson of the Goldthorpe Town Deal Board, said: “It’s brilliant to be able to welcome market traders back to Goldthorpe every Monday from June 13 for the rest of this year.

“There are really exciting plans being prepared for this important site in the middle of Goldthorpe, and we’re expecting to see work start early next year.

“We’ve worked with the markets team to make good use of the site for the rest of this year bringing market traders back to our high street. We want the market to play an important role in the new public plaza on this site, so the Monday market will give us all a taste of what’s to come.

“I hope people will support our local economy and come along to visit our traders, as well as other local businesses in Goldthorpe.”