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Hundreds Gather For Market's Opening

Wednesday November 12 2014




HUNDREDS gathered to watch the official opening of the town's open market last week.

The market will trade from 40 stalls throughout Cheapside, May Day Green, Queen Street and Peel Square in the town centre.

Open from 9am to 4.30pm, shoppers will find everything from CDs and DVDs to gold and jewellery.

The move will allow work to begin to transform the old open market area and elsewhere before the market is moved back in two to three years.

"This has been incredibly well received by customers and traders alike and we are really pleased about that," said council leader Sir Steve Houghton.

He then invited Coun Roy Miller to ring the original market bell to declare the new market open. 

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Reply Posted by Mr C on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 11:37
Ring the bell for Barnsley's latest eyesore

Reply Posted by chrissy on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 14:27
Wot a crock of *****

Reply Posted by Mr C on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 14:32
I agree Chrissy the market is a crock of sh**

Reply Posted by Gingham on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 15:18
I see the WAB belly achers are out in force again.

Reply Posted by Mr C on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 15:41
Gingham style

Reply Posted by charlie on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 18:25
Not all traders are happy Sir Steve. The stalls haven't been finished properly, when it rains it runs under the stalls as there are no drains for the water, no power to stalls ,d more rules and regulations than you can imagine and then we find out the old outdoor market isn't being demolished til March at earliest. Why couldn't we stay where we were til after Christmas?

Reply Posted by Mr C on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 18:56
It looks a right bodge job tarpaulins blowing all over the look old already shame they didn't really think it threw

Reply Posted by ? on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 18:58
And the bell tools for the death of barnsley

Reply Posted by Militant on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 20:50
What a load of bullock droppings are spouted on WAB the market is fetching people in to Barnsley, and if you talk to most shopkeepers and stall holders they seem to like the set up. If the posters on here bother to ask the public they will find out that the majority are satisfied with the way the stalls are laid out .

Reply Posted by ray on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 21:18
2-3 years that's accurate. I'll have a guess at 3 years and six months. What kind of project starts without a completion date, is there an election coming up? Peckham market 1983

Reply Posted by charlie on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 21:52
I am a stallholder Militant and I, like many others, am not over the moon with the new layout. At least when it rained on the old market we were reasonably dry but not on the precinct. Shoppers don't want to be outside in the rain. I want this market to be a success, I want new people to come into town but when its banging down they aren't going to come, and they certainly won't come in while the reprobates that hang around near the Yorkshire Bank are arguing and shouting. The town needs to feel safe and I don't think at the moment it does.

Reply Posted by Jenny on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 22:00
I visit town earlier in the week, it was a pleasure to walk and browse the stalls, also looked busy, I know when the rain comes it will have its pitfall, but me personally think it will pay off for the traders on a dry day, from an ex trader of 20 yrs, good luck

Reply Posted by Mr C on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 21:53
Ray what's Peckham market got to do with it

Reply Posted by charlie on Wednesday November 12 2014 at 22:10
Thanks Jenny, I hope it gets better too.

Reply Posted by alfie on Saturday November 15 2014 at 17:59
So Sir Steve and Coun Miller, next time it rains and I mean rain, not just a shower, put your wellies on and come and have a look at how the new outdoor stalls cope. Puddles on the precinct, water running under stalls and roofs that leak. Its far from satisfactory but as long as you're happy that's ok.

Reply Posted by Dr Debate on Saturday November 15 2014 at 18:13
I could be the the biggest critic of Calamity Miller but on this occasion I have to defend the market. If you having a outdoor stall in the winter months you have to prepare for rain the wind etc its natural.

It's not good moaning it's winter. You won't be moaning in the summer and dry days when your stalls will be twice the size due to the extra boxes and rails yiu put out.

Give the project chance. ITS ONLY TEMPORARY is it not. Time will tell

Reply Posted by alfie on Saturday November 15 2014 at 20:39
We were prepared for wind and rain but not the fact that there is NO drainage at all where the stalls are so the rain comes down the drainpipe and flow under every stall. The tarmac area shows you where you the area you are allowed to use and woe betide you if you go over it and yes, its only tempoeray for 3 YEARS!

Reply Posted by Collet on Sunday November 16 2014 at 00:39
mr Houghton and his followers have turned Barnsley into nothing but a dump,tried new buildings,then pulled them down up down up down, how many time are you going to do it.how do you expect big name shops to come,when you fill tarn with junk stalls.

Reply Posted by Ruby on Sunday November 16 2014 at 17:12
There are some really nice stalls on the outside market. There's some lovely jewellery stalls and crafty type things and a guy who sells Sci-fi stuff and lego up Peel Square, flowers and plants, clothes and bedding. Its worth a look round particularly on a Saturday, got some good ideas for Xmas presents yesterday too.