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Camden’s Market Survey reports back what residents want

Camden’s Market Survey reports back what residents want from their local markets

Over 600 people participated in the Camden Market Survey 2018, sharing their views on what they expect from their local market and how they would like to see them improved.

Initial findings have shown the council that residents want markets that benefit the economic, social and environmental well-being of the borough. Residents and traders made it clear that they would like to see more support for local enterprises and entrepreneurship through mentoring of young entrepreneurs or craftspeople hoping to start their own business.

Feedback highlighted a desire for the council owned markets to include communal spaces to relax with food and entertainment, as well as a ‘People’s Stall’ to show new traders the market vision, and for the community to share and sell from as a social enterprise for those in need of work experience. These findings will all figure in the project’s final report which is expected in March 2019.

Councillor Nadia Shah, Camden Council’s Cabinet Member for Safer Communities
We would like to thank everyone who participated in our Camden Market Survey 2018. Initial reports from the survey have shown us that what residents really want is a space to call their own. They want to feel a sense of ownership, a place where they can go to trade, buy, relax and catch up with each other.

Additionally we are in the process of increasing street trading opportunities across the borough by recruiting applicants to 7 of our vacant street trading kiosk sites. We look forward to working with the successful applicants throughout the year to develop local enterprise and help build new, exciting street trading businesses across the borough.
Councillor Nadia Shah, Camden Council’s Cabinet Member for Safer Communities

To take part in the survey visit camdenstreetmarkets.co.uk

For more information, please contact Camden Markets Team at marketsteam@camden.gov.uk or follow us on Twitter @CamdenMarkets