THE FUTURE of Penistone barn could be under threat after two weekly market sessions have been shut down.

Businessman Kieron Knight pulled out of the second hand markets he had been running on Sundays and Tuesdays, leaving only the traditional Thursday and Saturday markets.

Mr Knight said: "For me it had got increasingly difficult because of the weather. Then on Sunday there was the vandalism. You cannot run a business if it is not consistent."

Residents and businesses in the area are being asked come up with new ideas for how the building can be used in future.