The hustle, bustle and chatter of Barnsley and District Markets is set to return, with a new and exciting addition joining the Barnsley Markets family.
From Monday 12 April Barnsley’s market traders across the borough will be ready to welcome back their customers and they can’t wait.
The Indoor Market will open from 8.30am to 4pm six days a week, offering a wide range of wonderful products and services including food, confectionary, flowers, furniture, phone accessories, shoes and clothing, jewellery, craft and textiles, books, beauty, travel, pet supplies and much more.
Sarah Scholey, manager of the Cooked Meat Deli, who has continued to trade during the lockdown said: “We will be delighted to have everybody back, we love the Market being busy. The positive vibe we have when everyone is here is the very essence of what the Market is all about.”
Customers will be over the moon to know that long awaited hair and beauty services will also reopen. Bookings will be required but people will finally be able to get their hair, brows and lashes looking lovely and luscious again.
Despite what has been a challenging 12 months due to the pandemic, the Indoor Market has welcomed five new traders including RJ Woods, JC’s Pets Supplies, Market Oven, Yorkshire Rose Holidays and the Mediterranean Deli, extending the wide variety of stalls on offer.
There have been a number of changes happening behind the scenes as the Indoor Market prepares to fully reopen; Five-a-Day Greengrocers have moved across the aisle to larger premises and Cloverleaf Florist have relocated into the former Five-a-Day stall moving them closer to the fresh food hall. Barnsley Bedding has moved from upstairs to a larger premise on the ground floor, into stalls that had previously been hidden from view as part of the Glass Works development. Lou Lou’s has also expanded and now offers prams and toys in addition to their baby wear range.
Visitors to the market will have the first glimpse of the new Glass Works mall and the Markets new entrance, although this won’t open until September
Market Kitchen, located on the first floor of the Market is set to fully reopen in May, with some exciting surprises in store and an even better offer.
The Mediterranean Deli is the latest addition to join the Indoor Market. Serving a variety of deliciously mouth-watering Mediterranean Antipasti they will be based next door to Keith’s Quality Meats in the Food Hall and are set to open at the end of April.
Shahram Assili, owner of the Mediterranean Deli said: ““We are really looking forward to joining the Indoor Market soon and bringing a new range of products to the Market. We will be offering a variety of olives, Antipasti, Mediterranean sweets, dried fruits and more, and are very excited about meeting new customers and introducing them to our offer”.
A list of traders and their stall locations can be found on our website.
The Outdoor Market will also make a welcome return bringing colour, vibrancy and life back to the town centre. Trading Monday to Saturday (excluding Thursdays), from 8.30am to 4.30pm, the Outdoor Market offers a traditional variety of different stalls throughout the week. Every Tuesday a specialist second-hand market takes place, offering the perfect opportunity to have a browse and pick up a bargain.
Veronica Oldroyd owner of craft supplies, Sylvonny Trades said, “I can’t wait to be back, I’m chomping at the bit!”
District Markets in Wombwell, Hoyland and Penistone are looking forward to welcoming back their non-essential traders and are excited to see all of their customers and have the buzz of the market atmosphere back once again.
Customers can feel reassured that measures have been implemented to ensure that they can enjoy a safe shopping experience. Hand sanitising stations will be available, and capacity will be closely monitored. All customers are encouraged to follow social distancing guidance.
For those that might not be able to make it into town or to their local market, they can have their shopping delivered. ShopAppy is a great way to shop online but from local and independent businesses, keeping the pound in Barnsley. It’s easy to use, just visit ShopAppy.com/Barnsley and place an order which can be delivered or collected from the Customer Service desk in the Indoor Market.
Barnsley is a market town and has been since 1249. Many stalls are family run businesses that have been trading for years and handed down through generations. The Market family is integral to the borough and they need the continued support of their loyal customers now more than ever. Support independent local business, shop safely, and let’s get Barnsley back in business.
For the latest updates visit barnsley.gov.uk/markets or follow on social media.