Three Bingley businessmen have thrown a lifeline to the town’s beleaguered market by offering to take it over from Bradford Council – lock, stock and barrel.
Richard Holmes, manager of 5Rise Shopping Centre, market trader Dean McNally and art firm boss Richard Tempest want to take on putting up the stalls, managing the market and collecting the rents – which could save the Council a yearly bill of up to £40,000.
That money was paid to contractors who ran the market and it was announced last month that the Council could no longer afford the bill – sparking fears the stalls might vanish forever.
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