TRADERS WILL SEE STALLS CONDENSED INTO ONE AREA
For many years a mezzanine level was used as studio space by the former Huddersfield Polytechnic. The area had been designed to house a cafeteria.
Having queried such talk with the university traders say the rumours are groundless.
Yet 10 years ago the council was considering whether to demolish part of the hall and rebuild it in imitative fashion to a different height despite the building receiving Grade II listed status in 2005.
The latest move comes as Kirklees Council is re-thinking its approach to markets in the borough.
In February it announced that indoor markets in both Heckmondwike and Holmfirth were earmarked for closure as part of ongoing cost-cutting measures.
But Holmfirth Market is still operating, with traders bullish about building custom.
“We are still going strong,” said fruit and veg seller Anthony Gibbons, who has been a regular at the market for 11 years.
“We are down to a minimum of traders but all we need is a few more and some advertising. Until anyone tells us otherwise.”