Markets Improvement Plan 2022-2027

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Latest Progress

In summer 2021 the Council carried out a survey on its 10 street markets and received 700 responses from businesses, residents and traders. The results of the survey, plus other desk-based work have informed the Draft Markets Improvement Plan.

The Council has published the Draft Markets Improvement Plan 2022 - 2027 opposite (Documents), with a view to receive comments and feedback from businesses, residents and traders and community groups via the survey below before 12th December 2021, before it is then agreed by Cabinet early 2022.

You can have your say on the Draft Markets Improvement Plan by providing feedback through our online survey.

If you have any questions on the draft documents please email streetmarkets@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

The survey closes at 11:59pm on Sunday 12th December 2021.

The text below accompanied the markets survey carried out in summer 2021, and has been retained for record.

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Introduction

Tower Hamlets includes some of the most iconic and internationally renowned street markets in London, but demographic changes, new developments, COVID-19, the rise of online shopping, and shifting consumer trends have accelerated changes affecting the way people use them.

The Council is consulting on its 10 street markets to create the borough’s first stand-alone strategy. We aim to create new opportunities for local residents, improve the customer experience and provide support for traders to grow their businesses.

The markets improvement plan will cover the borough’s market operations and help inform their future management with an individual action plan for each market. Alongside this there is an expanded focus on Whitechapel Market to support the Whitechapel Road Improvement Project (WRIP). The strategy will run from 2022 to 2027 approximately.

Have your say

Your views on the Borough's markets are important to us. And we want to hear from businesses, residents, traders and community groups.

You can have your say by providing feedback through our online survey.

If you have any issues, questions or translation requests, please email streetmarkets@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

The survey closes at 11:59pm on Sunday 23rd May 2021.

Coronavirus update

If you are part of, or represent a community or resident group who would benefit from an online briefing please email streetmarkets@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

If you would like to receive a paper version of the survey with envelope please email streetmarkets@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

For coronavirus updates from Tower Hamlets or to join our mailing list please click here.

Latest Progress

In summer 2021 the Council carried out a survey on its 10 street markets and received 700 responses from businesses, residents and traders. The results of the survey, plus other desk-based work have informed the Draft Markets Improvement Plan.

The Council has published the Draft Markets Improvement Plan 2022 - 2027 opposite (Documents), with a view to receive comments and feedback from businesses, residents and traders and community groups via the survey below before 12th December 2021, before it is then agreed by Cabinet early 2022.

You can have your say on the Draft Markets Improvement Plan by providing feedback through our online survey.

If you have any questions on the draft documents please email streetmarkets@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

The survey closes at 11:59pm on Sunday 12th December 2021.

The text below accompanied the markets survey carried out in summer 2021, and has been retained for record.

-

Introduction

Tower Hamlets includes some of the most iconic and internationally renowned street markets in London, but demographic changes, new developments, COVID-19, the rise of online shopping, and shifting consumer trends have accelerated changes affecting the way people use them.

The Council is consulting on its 10 street markets to create the borough’s first stand-alone strategy. We aim to create new opportunities for local residents, improve the customer experience and provide support for traders to grow their businesses.

The markets improvement plan will cover the borough’s market operations and help inform their future management with an individual action plan for each market. Alongside this there is an expanded focus on Whitechapel Market to support the Whitechapel Road Improvement Project (WRIP). The strategy will run from 2022 to 2027 approximately.

Have your say

Your views on the Borough's markets are important to us. And we want to hear from businesses, residents, traders and community groups.

You can have your say by providing feedback through our online survey.

If you have any issues, questions or translation requests, please email streetmarkets@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

The survey closes at 11:59pm on Sunday 23rd May 2021.

Coronavirus update

If you are part of, or represent a community or resident group who would benefit from an online briefing please email streetmarkets@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

If you would like to receive a paper version of the survey with envelope please email streetmarkets@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

For coronavirus updates from Tower Hamlets or to join our mailing list please click here.

  • The Council has published the Draft Markets Improvement Plan 2022 - 2027 opposite (Key Documents), with a view to receive comments and feedback from businesses, residents and traders and community groups via this survey before 12th December 2021.

    If you have any questions on the draft documents please email streetmarkets@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

    The survey closes at 11:59pm on Sunday 12th December 2021.

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