An eye-catching piece of artwork is providing a vibrant welcome to shoppers at Hyde Indoor Market, thanks to a creative community project.
The scheme is organised by Tameside Council and Hyde Town Team and brought together a number of local groups to create a 3D sculpture.
The monument – made from buttons, comics, dog chews and more – reads ‘Hyde Indoor Market’ and has impressed Hyde Ward member Councillor Philip Fitzpatrick.
“This is a stunning piece of artwork which gives Hyde Indoor Market the entrance it deserves,” said Cllr Fitzpatrick, who helped organise the project.
“I couldn’t think of a more fitting and appealing way to draw attention to everything is has to offer.
“It is even more pleasing to see how enthusiastically the community, shoppers and traders have got involved in the project.
“It reflects the sense of pride and ownership they feel in this valuable amenity.”
The artwork was unveiled at a special event on Saturday April 6, attended by groups such as Hyde Community Action and Hyde Youth and Community Centre, who helped with the project.
The sculpture marks the entrance to the hall – which boasts 70 stalls selling a wide variety of products – from Clarendon Square Shopping Centre.
Malcolm Angus, Clarendon Square manager, said his shopping centre is the ideal location for the striking piece.
“This fantastic sculpture is the result of a lot of creative thought and hard work.
“I feel sure it will bring a buzz to the centre and bring a smile to people’s faces as they come to do their shopping both at Clarendon Square and the indoor market.”
Picture courtesy of Tameside Council, with thanks.