A bid to lure more shoppers into Huddersfield on Sundays is being made.
And it has urged other shopkeepers who currently don’t open on the “day of rest” to join in.
Free parking will be offered in the Market Hall multi-storey.
The move will see Queensgate Market open on the second Sunday each month, coinciding with the council’s two other market schemes, the Alternative Market and Upmarket Sundays.
Take a video tour of Upmarket Sundays
The three markets will be dubbed, ‘Welcome to Huddersfield on Sundays’.
The Alternative Market, the council-run youth market for stallholders aged from 13-years-old and over, will take place on New Street close to Primark from 11am-4pm.
The monthly Upmarket Sunday event which already takes place once a month at the Brook Street Market will be open 10am-3pm with around 50 stalls selling local food and crafts. The open market also houses the Upmarket Bazaar, with around 20 stalls offered to local car booters to sell off unwanted goods.
Clr Peter McBride, Cabinet Member for Regeneration said: “The town centre is changing all the time and we have seen a number of new independent businesses opening in the last year. “We do have more and more businesses starting to open on Sundays and I am pleased to see so many of them working together and backing this campaign for Huddersfield.
PICTURES: The Alternative Market
“By offering free parking on these dates we hope people will come into the Market Hall car park, visiting Queensgate and the Piazza shops, enjoying the youth market and arcades on New Street and the great independent shops around the Packhorse Centre as well as going to the Open Market for the Upmarket event and of course popping into Kingsgate.”
The first Sunday opening is on March 13 and will coincide with the St Patrick’s Day parade and celebrations in the town centre.
Details are available at the @W2Hudds Facebook and Twitter pages.
Town centre businessess who want to get involved should email: firstname.lastname@example.org or use #w2hudds on Twitter to link in with the promotions.