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Hyde ‘open for business’
Tuesday 25th March 2014 @ 06:00 by Max Wieland

Hyde’s Town Team has lined up a busy programme of family-friendly attractions to get people into Hyde centre.

The move is part of a campaign to make it clear that the town is ‘open for business’ as the Hyde multi-storey car park undergoes demolition.

The Rev Joanna Parker, chair of Hyde Town Team, said: “We have been working hard to give people more reasons to come into the town centre.

“Because the multi-storey car park is being demolished some people seem to think there’s nowhere to leave their car, but that’s simply not true.

“There’s lots of parking in Hyde and the town centre is most definitely open for business.”

There are car parks in Hyde at Chapel Street, Clarendon Street, Cross Street, Grafton Street, Union Street and Water Street.

Events planned for future weeks include an opportunity for youngsters to Meet the Minions – the rambunctious yellow cylindrical creatures from the hit film “Despicable Me 2” on Saturday, March 29.

On the same day there will also be a Mothering Sunday craft event, and then on Saturday, April 19, it’s a pirate-themed day.

Later in the year there’s a mini-wakes fair, clown magic and castle painting.

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The demolition of the decaying multi-storey will ultimately make way for a new fast-food KFC outlet, which will occupy part of the site.


The move has prompted a considerable response, not least on the Tameside Reporter’s Facebook page, where more than 160 comments have been posted about the plans.

The majority of those posts are against the plans.

–          You can read more on this story in the current edition of the Tameside Reporter (March 20 edition).

SOON TO BE GONE: Hyde Multi-Storey Car Park

SOON TO BE GONE: Hyde Multi-Storey Car Park