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Market Trader September 13th, 2019 - In This Week


1

Security camera for market place

Surveillance is being upgraded in a Nottinghamshire town as part of an ongoing plan to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

A newbie bites the dust

Hounslow Market is to close at the end of this month, despite the fact that a council town centre progress document seen by the Chat calls the event a ‘completed improvement co-funded by the Outer London Fund and Hounslow Council’.

Read more on page 6.


3

Manchester Christmas dates confirmed

It won’t be too long before the aromas of mulled wine, toasted waffles and German sausage will be noticeable in Manchester’s city centre streets, as the Christmas Markets come back to town.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

We need ‘nowstalgia’

In July the national town centre vacancy rate was 10.3%, the highest since January 2015. But with High Street footfall down by 2.7% leading to a three-month average decline of 4.0% maybe these figures should some as no surprise.

See page 14 for more information.


5

Pocket park pays off

An extended period of roadworks could have been a headache for retailers in the county town of Shropshire, but the creation of a ‘pocket park’ turned potential hardship into a boost for business.

Please look at page 20 for the full details.


6

Don’t throw it, sew it

To mark the annual day when humanity has officially used up more than Nature can replenish in that year (Earth Overshoot Day), new research by sustainable fashion brand, Thought, has investigated why we don’t fix things anymore.

Look at page 22 for the rest of the story.



Market Trader August 30th, 2019 - In This Week


1

Trader sticks up for market’s operator

Following complaints from fellow stallholders about an indoor market in Derby, a trader there has spoken out in defence of the operator.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

It’s party time!

It’s the 20th anniversary of Swiss Cottage Farmers Market and to celebrate they are throwing a party on Wednesday 25th September inviting everyone to join them in a day of music, entertainment and cake.

Read more on page 6.


3

Council’s markets are doing well

Markets are proving to be a money spinner for a West Yorkshire council, making a surplus of £260,000, local media has reported.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

Back to school

It’s been a funny old summer, cracking the flags one minute and trying to drown us the next. However, the fact is it’s almost over, and that means the start of a new school year and all the paraphernalia which that inevitably entails. So here’s a reminder of some of the observations and snippets of advice I gave out last year, which may (or may not) ease the passage into the new term and beyond.

See page 14 for more information.


5

Be part of Wela Market’s success at the Southampton Christmas Festival 2019

WELA Märkte GmbH have been organising Christmas markets in the UK for 15 years, but the family business has been operating for three generations, setting up Christmas markets throughout Germany and the UK.

Look at page 19 for the rest of the story.


6

Council targets empty stalls

The number of empty outdoor stalls at Kirkgate Market in Leeds has increased significantly over the last five years, new statistics have revealed.

Please look at page 20 for the full details.


7

Autumn Fair 2019

The organisers of Autumn Fair tell us what’s new this year and why retailers should visit.

The full article is on page 22.


 

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