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Hoyland Town Hall To Be Demolished

Tuesday July 29 2014

A MAJOR revamp of Hoyland will see the demolition of its town hall building.

Hoyland Town Hall and the Co-op supermarket under it will go, along with the former Duke Street health centre, which will be flattened to make way for an 80-space car park.

The town's market will also be moved, initially to Duke Street and then relocated to the former town hall site.

The current market is expected to make way for a Lidl supermarket and car park.

The closure and demolition of the town hall will save the council about £72,000 a year in running costs.

But the council, which owns much of the land, will also put in £500,000 from the sale of its assets to kick-start the scheme, and help acquire the bits of land not under the council's ownership.

It is not yet known whether the Co-op will be part of the scheme.

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Reply Posted by mmmmmm on Thursday July 31 2014 at 11:52
Need a good variety of shops to make it inviting to people maybe a poundshop or something along those lines.

Reply Posted by nan on Sunday August 3 2014 at 11:18
and who will use the car park on Duke Street? The main road is blocked every day with drivers who are 'just' going wherever. Its too far to walk from the existing car parks for these people

Reply Posted by ???? on Sunday August 3 2014 at 13:35
Can the olg town hall clock and tower be part of these plans, unlees of course they were sold without us knowing

Reply Posted by ???? on Sunday August 3 2014 at 13:41
Sorry forgot to say the original 4 faced clock that was paid for by Martha Knowles in 1892. Supposedly put in storage when old town hall demolished, where is it?

Reply Posted by Sheila Rimmington on Monday February 27 2017 at 09:32
I have read that the original 4 faced clock which was paid for by Martha Knowles was put into storage with Wm.Potts and Sons of Leeds. The clock tower was taken down stone by stone, the stones numbered, and taken to the council yard. Obviously things have changed since this thread was started, but it would be great to see the clock returned to the place that Martha Knowles intended it for.