Letter - Market sums in context

Hemsworth Town Council would like to point out that taking over the running of Hemsworth Market will not cost £21,000 a year, as reported in last week’s Express.

Rates, water and electricity are estimated at £2,745, repairs and equipment will be around £7,725, waste disposal will be £2,065 and employee costs will be £8,892.

However, when taking into account the income from the markets then it is anticipated that initially the annual cost to operate the markets is estimated at £6,400.

Tina Pattison,

on behalf of Hemsworth Town Council.