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Have your say on the future of Hoxton Market

Public consultation: 7 March to 1 May 2011

Hackney Council is inviting residents to have your say on the future of Hoxton Street Market by taking part in a public consultation looking to improve the market and Hoxton Street.

The Council proposes to reinvigorate the market by bringing in new traders and expanding the range of goods on offer, encouraging more shoppers, providing a vibrant retail mix and good value for customers.

The Council wants to hear from Hackney residents and is particularly keen to find out the views of market traders and those who live, work or run a business near to Hoxton Market.

Residents’ views on the proposals will help shape plans for the market. Once the consultation has closed we will analyse all the responses received. We will make the consultation findings available and publish our final proposals by Summer 2011.

Cllr Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Safer Neighbourhoods, said: “Hackney Markets are an important part of our borough and the Council has made a commitment to invest in and improve them. We’d like to bring in new traders and maybe have a Friday night market but before any decisions are made we want to know what people think. If you are have something to say about our proposals for future of Hoxton Market then we want to hear it.”

The Council has a Street Market Strategy and there are a number of other activities taking place aimed at improving the Hoxton Street Market, including: improving the entrances to the market and other environmental improvements, proposing discounts on fees for new traders and providing support and guidance.

As part of our vision for vibrant, sustainable and attractive markets we are already investing £1m into the development of Ridley Road Market and have agreed a strategy to improve the viability all of Hackney’s markets and encourage further investment.

How you can have your say

To have your say on the proposals you can complete our online survey available on www.hackney.gov.uk/hoxton-market. Alternatively, you can send your written views to Freepost LON 18819, Consultation Team, London Borough of Hackney or by email to consultation@hackney.gov.uk (please include ‘Hoxton Market’ in the subject line).

You can also stop by our consultation stall at Hoxton Market on Saturday 12 March 2011 between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and ask questions or give your views to Council officers. You can register to attend our consultation workshop by emailing consultation@hackney.gov.uk or calling 020 83563651.

Please return the completed questionnaire or send your written views to us by 01 May 2011

For more information about this consultation please telephone 020 83563000. For more information about Hackney’s Street Markets programme visit www.hackney.gov.uk/market