Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Improving Hoxton Market - consultation now open

Hackney Mayor and Councillor’s are committed to improving Hackney's markets - both for those who trade there, and those who enjoy them as a place to visit and shop. The Council is currently seeking resident’s views on a range of options for improving Hoxton Market.

The aim of these improvements would be to reinvigorate the market by bringing in new traders and expanding the range of goods on offer, encouraging more shoppers, a vibrant retail mix and good value for customers.

The proposals include:

  • Reinvigorated Saturday Market: attract more customers to the market on a Saturday by increasing the number of traders and focussing on fashion as a main feature. 
  • New Friday Market: establish a new Friday market focussing on ready to eat food, pedestrianisation of the street and extending the market until 8pm.
  • Vintage and antiques: dedicate a section of the market to vintage clothing and antiques on either Fridays or Saturdays. 
  • Speciality Markets: host occasional continental, seasonal and specialist markets. 
You can respond by:
The options are laid out in more detail in the consultation documents which can be found here where there are also details of who to contact with any questions.

The consultation closes on May 1st.

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