May 22, 2012 More local news
INDOOR market trader Alf Coverdale says he’s “furious” Wakefield Council is to close Castleford market hall for the Queen’s diamond jubilee bank holiday despite stallholders voting to keep it open.
Mr Coverdale – who runs a pet shop in the Carlton Street building – says the market hall is to close on Tuesday June 4, a bank holiday to mark the Queen’s jubilee, even though a survey carried out last month showed the majority of stallholders wanted to stay open.
The 67-year-old businessman – who rents his stall from the council – said: “I am furious about it, council officers came round here to ask us to vote but have completely ignored the results.
“The rest of the town will be running as usual and it will be a busy day, which we need to be open for.
“These days supermarkets stock so many things that we need to be open all the time to avoid losing customers elsewhere.
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