Painting by Hyde Artist Harry Rutherford
Dave Williams as come up trumps for us again... Here's a rare view on a postcard of the Market Square, complete with the stone seating, and the base of the fountain as well. We've been trying to get a picture of this since we started the blog and this is the best that as turned up so far...
Now for the Future
Hyde Outdoor Market Redevelopment
Hyde is to get a new market and civic square as part of a £1.2 million project to improve the town centre and attract more traders and shoppers.
A well-attended public consultation meeting took place in July. Opinions were given by businesses, traders and residents, and Tameside Council has taken these on board as it finalises the scheme.
The proposed plans are now on public display in a variety of community venues including the outdoor and indoor markets, Clarendon Shopping Centre, Hyde Town Hall and Hyde Library.
Pending planning approval, works are due to start early next year and be completed by September. The works will be done in phases so that the market remains open throughout as will the indoor market, located within the Clarendon Shopping Centre.
In addition to the physical improvements, the Council is committed to supporting existing businesses in Hyde and to attracting new ones.
To see the plans in PDF Format clock below
I wish the council and the Town all the very best in this venture and hope that shops and shoppers come back to Hyde in greater numbers than of late. Plan's such as this should be welcomed with open arms. What worries me is that as this venture is about to start the planning department have granted the change of use to three more shops as food takeaways in the last two weeks. Surly Hyde as more than it's share.... and Market Street is every bit as important as the Market Square.