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Cllr Brennan outside newly refurbished Kirkby Market

Kirkby Market Refurbishment

by Jonathan Kearney

Kirkby Market has recently benefitted from a £50,000 investment from Knowsley Council, which has paid for a range of refurbishment works.

The works include the replacement of some external awnings, repainting of external areas and shutters, new signage, and deep cleaning in and around the Market.  New bollards have been installed to the north of the Market to improve pedestrian safety and a new external seating area will also be installed.

Kirkby Market occupies a prominent site by linking together the new retail development and the rest of the town centre – the Market itself is home to over 50 different businesses offering an array of goods and services, including delicatessens, podiatry, a café, a greengrocer, homewares, toys, cards, cakes, pet supplies, mobile phones, clothing, nail salon, DIY, and more.  Recent additions to the Market include a barber and a French bakery.

The Market is open from 9.00am to 4.30pm six days a week (Monday to Saturday).

Councillor Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “I’m delighted to see the completion of these improvement works at Kirkby Market.

“It is a really popular attraction not only with locals but also for those who travel from further afield – the Market is a vital part of the wider retail offer within the town centre.

“It’s important that we invest in these valued facilities.  We’ve had a market in Kirkby for over 60 years.  By investing in it and ensuring that it continues to be well maintained, we are ensuring that it will be here for many years to come.”