A number of businesses will be closed and events cancelled in Birstall this weekend following the killing of MP Jo Cox.
Police have closed off Market Street in the village, and have told business owners it will be inaccessible for some time.
Colin Frith, the part owner of the Dance Academy, in Market Street, said the feeling in the area is “surreal”.
“It will take time to come to terms with what has happened, and with all the media attention.
“It was such an awful incident and everyone is feeling a bit surreal at the moment.”
He said he doesn’t know how long premises in the area will be inaccessible.
“The police have said how long is a piece of string.”
All events at the academy over the next few days, including children’s dance classes, have been cancelled, and Mr Frith urged anyone who is unsure to contact him.
He said a number of other businesses in the area are in the same situation.
“People should keep up to date with the news and social media, or they can ring me on my mobile, but not on the office number as we cannot get in.”
Mr Frith can be contacted on 07792 044923.
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