Hemsworth market saved?

Hemsworth market. Under threat due to local authority cost cutting.'h4939c115
Hemsworth market. Under threat due to local authority cost cutting.'h4939c115
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HEMSWORTH market is likely to be saved by the town council.

Councillors from Hemsworth Town Council decided to look into the future running of the market at the meeting with Wakefield Council on Tuesday.

They will then discuss it further with market traders and the local community and find out more information about current running costs, and rental prices of the current location and others in the town.

Coun Tony Upson, chairman of the town council, said: “It was a very positive meeting but we have requested more information about the running of the market and if everything checks out ok, we will do everything in our power to keep it up and running.

“The will and intent is there from all councillors to keep the market open but we have to work everything out first before we make a final decision.”

He said there were discussions of moving the site into the precinct but it was also suggested to keep it on the current plot to keep the common end of Hemsworth alive.

They will hold another meeting with Wakefield Council in the next two weeks.

Wakefield Council decided to offload ‘non-core’ markets, including Hemsworth and South Elmsall, earlier this month.