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Glossop Market to re-open in Arcade

Published on 7 October 2020

Glossop's indoor and outdoor markets are set to be reunited again as indoor traders take up residence in their new temporary home in the Town Hall Arcade.

High Peak Borough Council has refurbished two vacant retail units and provided five cabins in the Market Arcade for traders to use to enable the market to continue whilst the Market Hall is temporarily closed for essential repairs.

New cabins have also been provided for outdoor market businesses on the other side of the toilet block as the space they currently occupy is required for the site compound that will be needed when the roof replacement project starts.

And indoor stall holders will be joining their outdoor market colleagues in welcoming back shoppers when the market returns on Thursday 15 October.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Anthony Mckeown, said: "I'm delighted that traders on the indoor market will be able to join their outdoor colleagues and resume business again from next week - the return of the market is something we've all been looking forward to and this is great news.

"Our commitment to supporting the traders to continue their businesses has not wavered and, despite the challenges this year has presented, we've been able to ensure these temporary arrangements are in place for both indoor and outdoor market businesses in advance of the roof replacement work starting.

"The market, and the other businesses in the Arcade, will remain open for the duration of the works and I would urge people to support the traders and to shop locally. Measures to ensure people can do so safely will be in place and I would ask people to take care of themselves and each other by observing these measures and any introduced by the traders."

The Council announced plans to replace the roof and renew the electrical and fire safety systems at the Market Hall last year.

The roof at the Municipal Buildings will also be replaced as part of the project which is the next phase of significant investment in the town's heritage halls following the completion of phase one works at the Town Hall.

The contractor is expected to be on site later this month.

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh, Deputy Leader and Executive Councillor for Regeneration, Tourism and Leisure, said: "This is the next stage in the significant investment we're making in restoring Glossop's historic halls and returning them to active public use. The Halls are the catalyst to the wider regeneration and central to our ambitions for creating a thriving, vibrant town centre - made all the more important due to the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

"In August we received the exciting news that the Halls had been shortlisted to receive £2 million to bring them up to modern standards. The business case to support this once in a generation opportunity has been submitted so watch this space!"