Tameside Council have announced the closure of the Stalybridge Civic Hall (old market hall) from next year for the foreseeable future. From January 2015 work will start on the building to convert the hall into offices to house the staff that are being relocated from the council offices in Ashton. The last Handmade market will be held there on November 22nd. The Stalybridge Motorbike Club event will have to find a new home, aswell as the Horticultural show and the Beer Festival. Other events will no longer have a town centre venue for a public event.