One year of Covid: How Wakefield bars and restaurants moved their tables outside

Al fresco dining was a big talking point during the summer as restaurateurs looked for new ways to be creative.

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Coun Denise Jeffery reopens Northgate

More, socially distanced, outdoor tables became popular so that businesses could attract enough customers to balance the books.

Wakefield city centre street is pedestrianised from today to encourage outdoor cafe-bar cultureThe principle was welcomed by bars and restaurant across the district.

A pilot scheme to pedestrianise part of Northgate in Wakefield city centre was briefly introduced.

Imran Ahmad Khan with business owners on Northgate

What do you think of the pedestrianised street in Wakefield city centre?But Wakefield Council quickly reversed the decision over concerns from businesses.