Cllr Ian Rathbone, Hackney Markets Champion, recently wrote to the Hackney Gazette to let people know that all Hackney’s markets are back up running again, and to encourage people to attend them and support them, and the shops in the market streets.
Fruit n veg stall in Well Street market E9
In the click and collect, deliver age, we still need markets as places where we can meet as human beings, where we can still have a chat and experience and enjoy the hustle and bustle but in a Covid secure manner.
Markets are places where people can have a go at starting a business, can see whether they have products that will interest consumers. They are not run by global companies. They are run by human beings.
Hackney markets team have been innovative in providing training through the pioneering Trading Places programme offering courses run by experts in their fields, where traders and potential traders can learn how to run a business and be effective in trading as part of their licence fee.
Cllr Ian Rathbone and Cllr Margaret Gordon supporting the re-launch of Chatsworth Road Market
And to keep up with the times, they have put traders online on social media to help keep their businesses going. Find out more here
Ridley Road Market:
Chatsworth Road Market:
Hoxton Street Market:
Hoxton Cllr Kam Adams welcoming the opening of Hoxton Market
Well Street Market:
All our markets are now running – including Ridley Road Market – where there has been some confusion created by some people about the market. The street market is running fine, despite being restricted in the number of stalls by COVID19.
The problem is with a private market area in Ridley road which is under threat from a private developer.
From surveys now being done on use of Ridley Road street market, there was an increase in footfall of 23 per cent in the first week of September (around 5,609 customer increase) with an average of 5,408 customers daily using the market. Goodnews all the way round!
So please do your best to support your local markets. All their details are here https://hackney.gov.uk/markets-traders
They need you!
26 September 2020