Well, well, well.
Let the liar and misinformer reply.
The half dozen traders who have shown that they MIGHT be interested in moving to the New MOORFOOT market has been headline news for the past ten days on both Look North and the Sheffield Star .
Perhaps you have missed these headlines if so I forgive you for calling me a liar but you should look before you descend into such accusations.
Item Two. The proof that you have asked for with regards to the £63.7 million cost for building the new Moor Foot Market. [And the most important as you have questioned my integrity once again]
This information was originally obtained by the Sheffield Telegraph and was the main headline story on Friday the 13th of August 2010.
In the same article councillor Scriven said, " It will prove to be good value for money", as the current Market would need £10 million spending on it for repairs.
[ Not much difference then].
The article goes on to say that £1.065 million will be the cost per year over the intended 60 year life span.
These figures are todays estimated interest costs and like other past projects undertaken by the council inc The Don Valley Stadium could spirall out of control but then lets not go there!.
The above information was also broadcast on local radio and in other various newspaper articles, so there you go, just another lie made up by me.
As to the car parking situation at Castle Market I myself used the car park at the rear entrance at the corner of Exchange Street and Castle Gate in the past why this now lies empty and unused is any ones guess, perhaps you can tell us.
Further to this I have as part of a group who tried to save Castle Market for the ordinary and often poorer members of Sheffield citizens[ who use it ]spoken to some of the oldest traders in the Market.
One trader even asked me to start a partition on thier be half,[ this was before the decision to go ahead on the Moor].
I responded to this by saying that it should be the stall holders hemselves who did this but for what ever reason they did not. To late now .
Now I know you have called me a liar but I will not name those traders as they spoke to me in confidence but I will tell you that the majority of them did not want to move from the current location.
I have also interviewed hundreds of Castle Market users and not one ,I repeat not one, has been in favour of a move to Moorfoot.
Perhaps the Council in their wisdom should have done the same instead of riding rough shod over people who seem to be ignored and disregarded by the people in power.
Maybe the Moorfoot Market will be a rip roaring success but it will never take over the wonderful heritage and Sheffield history that is the traditional market area today.
So some more lies for you to ponder over hope it keeps you happy.
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Never mind Dutch I am sure you will enjoy the new shopping Mall along with the brica bac and fancy goods that the new venue will attract.
For a bit of nostalgie you can always go to Barnsley , Chesterfield or even Doncaster and listen for the Market men and lasses in full throat. Who knows you may see some familier faces from the Castle Market among the shoppers and stallholders.