South Elmsall market to get children’s play area

South Elmsall market.'Empty stalls.'h313f307
South Elmsall market.'Empty stalls.'h313f307
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South Elmsall market is getting a makeover as Wakefield Council tries to bring more shoppers into the town.

The council has announced plans to build a toddler and junior play area and carry out a minor refurbishment to try and revive the market as a meeting place in the town.

The play area, which will include a separate table tennis table, is expected to be completed by the spring.

Coun Denise Jeffery, cabinet member for economic growth and skills, said: “I am delighted at these new plans to install a new play area at South Elmsall market which will help to boost sales for traders and build on the success of our local economy.

“We are committed to improving our markets. These new plans will welcome more families to the market and provide a fun time for children as their parents shop.

“I am looking forward to seeing these plans being put into action.”

The council is inviting people to give their views on what they would like to see in the play area.

People can give their views on market days until Friday,December 12.

Coun Steve Tulley said: “I welcome any improvement to South Elmsall’s market especially in these times of austerity.

“I hope the new play area will encourage people to use the market more often.

“It is a positive step towards making the market a success.”