Market and castle closed due to high winds

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Castleford outdoor market and Pontefract Castle are closed today (Thursday) due to high winds.

Wakefield Council bosses made the decision to close the attractions this morning.

Coun David Dagger, cabinet member for culture, said: “We have cancelled Castleford outdoor market today due to the high winds.

“Castleford and Pontefract indoor and Wakefield indoor and outdoor markets are currently open as usual.

“We’ve also had to close Pontefract Castle today and will keep residents informed of any further disruption on Twitter.

“We urge everyone to take care in these high winds.”

Follow the council at @MyWakefield for updates.