TRADERS are busy preparing for the move into The Glass Works ahead of the opening on November 2

Following the hugely successful move of meat and fish traders into the Barnsley Market Food Hall in September, over 80 stalls are set to be occupied in the new Barnsley Market Hall.

53 stalls will set up on the ground floor of the market on opening day with others moving in before the end of the year. Upstairs, 32 of the 40 units will be occupied.

For the official opening on Saturday November 3, The Mayor of Barnsley, Coun Steve Green, will ring the traditional market bell after a speech from Leader of Barnsley Council, Sir Steve Houghton.

Coun Roy Miller said: “The opening of Barnsley Market Hall will be a fantastic occasion. We’re extremely excited to welcome the traders into The Glass Works and right back into the heart of Barnsley town centre."