A day of celebration is being held this weekend to mark a new chapter in the history of Kirkby Market.
Traders are set to relocate to a new temporary market next week as construction of the fantastic new £2.5m Kirkby Market begins.
To mark the occasion, celebrations of the current market’s history are being held between 10am-3pm on Saturday 12 January, with children’s entertainment, face-painting, balloon modelling and refreshments.
The stalls will then relocate to the temporary market, right next to the current market which was built in 1960.
The new market will open in the summer, with covered areas, easier access to stalls, a café, shoppers’ toilets, shoppers’ parking, an improved appearance and enhanced links to the town centre.
Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Economy and Skills, Cllr Dave Lonergan, said: “The original Kirkby Market has been at the heart of the town centre for decades, so it is only right that we have a day of celebration to give it a proper send off.
“We are all really excited about the prospect of the new market opening on the same site this summer, as part of the major regeneration of Kirkby Town Centre.
“In the meantime, we have a temporary market right next to the main site to make sure there is no disruption to traders or customers while the redevelopment takes place.”