Market hall launches month of celebrations

Scarborough Market Hall will be decked out in celebration bunting to launch a number of new promotions.
Scarborough Market Hall will be decked out in celebration bunting to launch a number of new promotions.

A month of June celebrations gets under way at Scarborough Market Hall this weekend.

As the town celebrates the Queen’s 90th birthday, traders are doing their bit to join in the party.

Councillor Bill Chatt, Scarborough Borough Councils Portfolio Holder for Public Health and Housing

Councillor Bill Chatt, Scarborough Borough Councils Portfolio Holder for Public Health and Housing

For example, Horsley’s and Nockels butchers are preparing special value barbecue packs for people to enjoy their royal celebrations.

Then later in the month the market will celebrate a host of other events too, including Father’s Day, Armed Forces Day and Wimbledon.

While work continues on its £2.7m transformation, the market will be decked out in celebration bunting to launch a number of new promotions.

Watch out for a special June leaflet, detailing all the promotions, which is currently being distributed.

Councillor Bill Chatt, Scarborough Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Public Health and Housing, said: “There’s going to be a real party atmosphere down at the market this summer, as the stalls join in with a variety of celebrations.

“While the work is being carried out to create a great new market there’s plenty to see, buy and enjoy at the existing market, upstairs and downstairs.”

Contractors have begun a complete revamp of the St Helen’s Square market as it gets a new mezzanine upper floor, creating space for new shops, offices and a cafe, as well as a complete face-lift throughout.

The market remains open with current stalls available throughout the work, which is expected to be completed by December.

On the ground floor hoardings have been put around an L-shaped section of the market, down the left hand side and bottom of the market, as you enter from St Helen’s Square.

This is enabling work to start on the transformation, including the construction of the mezzanine floor.

Market traders now occupy the remaining open space and are trading as normal. The existing entrances from St Helen’s Square are unaffected.

Some construction work is taking place on the lower ground floor but the shops down there are operating as normal.