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Market Trader November 22nd, 2019 - In This Week


Potential changes to historic market

The county town of Cambridgeshire is considering the use of private investors to fund a redevelopment of the city’s market square if designs are approved next year.

Turn to page 2 for more.


Tribulations and a trial

After looking at wholesale markets under the control ‘The City’ last time maybe we ought to go south of the river and glance at progress in New Covent Garden where things aren’t, shall we say, exactly rosy. Well at least if you listen to the tenants. Market bosses, the Covent Garden Market Authority (CGMA), haven’t invited the chat to an autumn reception for the last two years – but maybe they decided to give such events a miss following Gary Marshall’s intervention in 2017. Readers may remember the Covent Garden Traders Association (CGTA) Chair laid into the authority in no uncertain terms holing their more positive spin on the redevelopment under the waterline – with a list of grievances and complaints.

Read more on page 6.


Work on new market begins

Work began earlier this month to clear a major department store in a West Yorkshire city to make way for a new market.

Page 10 has the full story.


Bah humbug or festive cheer?

There are several ways of looking at Christmas, some of which involve the brutalist school of hard knocks point of view, while others employ the use of those mood boosting items known as rose tinted spectacles.

See page 14 for more information.


It’s move or close say traders

A town centre market in Kent could be forced to close if a request from traders to move to a better position is refused.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


Music at the Market

Swansea singer songwriters Steve Balsamo and Andy Collins are among a group at the helm of a new scheme taking place at the city’s iconic indoor market.

Look at page 20 for the rest of the story.


Christmas comes early as Britons look to battle Brexit blues

Christmas is expected to come earlier than usual this year as desperate Britons seek distraction from the ongoing saga of Brexit, turning to festive lights and decorations to lift their spirits.

The full article is on page 22.

Market Trader November 8th, 2019 - In This Week


Temporary move for improvements

A historic market could be temporarily moved to make way for improvements to the site, a council study has suggested.

Turn to page 2 for more.


London Chat

Findings of the City of London’s public consultation on plans to consolidate and relocate three historic wholesale food markets to a new site in Dagenham Dock in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham have been revealed.

Page 6 has the full story.


Council aims to keep it local

It has been reported that one third of the traders signed up to operate at Newcastle’s newly-expanded Christmas markets are from the North East.

See page 10 for more information.


Market Reflections

Imagine if you can a 1960 living room with a GEC 18 inch TV on its table in the corner. It is day time; I am seven or eight home for some reason from school. (I must have been at death’s door; mum wouldn’t stand for ‘swinging the lead’.) I’m watching a schools programme on cleanliness in catering.

Please look at page 14 for the full details.


Right market, wrong location?

A council in Cheshire has given the green light to plans for an artisan market hall in a similar style to that of Altrincham’s popular venue.

Look at page 19 for the rest of the story.


Trial move for market

An Essex town has begun a trial period of hosting its Saturday market in a new location in a bid to boost trade.

The full article is on page 22.


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