Hull Humber Bridge lift plan ends farmers’ market

Published: Friday 26th February 2016 by The News Editor

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Plans for a new tourist attraction at Hull’s Humber Bridge will spell the end of the farmers’ market there.

Around 130 traders have been told that the eight-year-old monthly market will finish in May.

Roughly 5,000 visitors visit the Humber Bridge car park site every market, which sells local crafts, drink and food.

A new glass lift being fitted to one of the bridge’s towers and other construction work will remove the car park’s availability, bridge master Peter Hill told BBC reporters.

The Hessle attraction will take visitors to the summit, with its viewing platform affording panoramic views of the Humber Estuary. A new hotel and visitor hotel are other projects planned.

Mr Hill hopes that the market can be relocated and thanked the traders.

Trader Simone Barr said: “It’s a huge market, I’ll lose hundreds (of pounds) every month. This is my busiest market, it creates the most revenue.”

Work should begin later in 2016 if the council approves the plans, Humber Bridge Board officials say.

The Board’s Sean Chaytor said: “There has always been a huge interest from local people and visitors in going to the top of the Humber Bridge towers, and we understand that.”

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Published: Friday 26th February 2016 by The News Editor

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