The Conservative Group on Calderdale Council is proud to put forward our motion which asks the Council to approve the renaming of Halifax Borough Market, in honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
This would coincide with the planned renovation of Halifax Borough Market, funded by the Conservative Government’s Future High Streets Fund.
Halifax Borough Market has a long connection with royalty, HM King Charles III visited the market in 2018 when he was Prince of Wales. The building was opened by King George V, (Queen Elizabeth II’s grandfather) in 1896, then Duke of York.
We think that the Borough Market is one of the Crown Jewels of Calderdale, and that renaming the building in our late Queen’s honour is a fitting tribute to her glorious reign.
The motion will be proposed by Cllr Howard Blagbrough, Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group and former Mayor of Calderdale, and seconded by Cllr Steven Leigh MBE, Leader of the Conservative Group.
We hope that the other Party Groups on the Council will back our motion, and commemorate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II in Calderdale.
The motion reads as follows:
This Council recognises:
The huge contribution made to this country, and this borough, during the long reign of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
This Council notes:
A major opportunity will soon be available to mark the legacy of the glorious reign of Her Majesty, upon the renovation of Halifax Borough Market.
This Council resolves:
To commemorate her legacy and glorious reign by renaming the renovated Halifax Borough Market in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.
The meeting will take place on Wednesday 28 September 2022 at 18:00, Council Chamber, Town Hall. The public are welcome to attend.