Civic Square officially opens as ‘Old Market Square’

Official naming of Worksop's new Civic Square, David Pressley, cabinet member for community projects, announces the name of the square (w120508-10a)
Official naming of Worksop's new Civic Square, David Pressley, cabinet member for community projects, announces the name of the square (w120508-10a)

FUN was had by all as residents flocked to the official grand opening of Worksop’s Civic Square - now named Old Market Square.

The new name was chosen by YOU after hundreds of Worksop Guardian readers had their say and voted.

The final shortlist of names was: Mercian Square, Old Market Square and Jubilee Square.

The name was unveiled at a special May Day Festival by Coun David Pressley, cabinet member for community projects, at the £500,000 square - designed to be a modern and simple community area to compliment the new cinema.

The festival saw a variety of fun and activities, including performances from the Worksop Miners Welfare Brass Band, Lion and Dragon Dancing, Ryton Chorale performance, Outwood Academy School Choir and much more.

There was also stilt walkers, facepainting, a bouncy castle, inflatable assault course and a food market.

- For the full story and our picture special see Friday’s Worksop Guardian (available 11th May)