Nowhere to Go
The car park opposite Kirkgate Market has now closed and already traders are losing customers. The hoardings that now line the much reduced George Street are plastered with ads for Victoria Gate but there are no directions for alternative parking and no publicity for the market.
All the council can think of to reassure traders is the influx of construction workers and the promise of lots of custom for their Easter events. Traders have never been offered any compensation deal in relation to the negative impact on their trade of this massive development and the building work that is proposed for inside the market itself.
Meanwhile shoppers who cannot park might like to consider Market Delivered.