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The Markets 4 People team has been very fortunate in welcoming a new researcher to our ranks for the summers of 2019 and 2020: Laidlaw Scholar and University of Leeds Geography student Meegan Worcester. Meegan, who is now embarking on the second year of her undergraduate degree, successfully applied for...

Dr Myfanwy Taylor Traders and campaigners at Seven Sisters Market/Wards Corner in Tottenham (London) have taken a major step forward towards community-led development and self-management with the validation of their re-submitted  community plan. Seven Sisters Market (also known as Latin Village and Pueblito Paisa) is home to one of London’s...

Myfanwy Taylor On Tuesday 8 July, Frances Northrop (New Economics Foundation) and I shared emerging findings from the Markets4People project with Islington Council’s Inclusive Economy Board, chaired by Councillor Asima Shaikh. Being home to some of London’s poorest and wealthiest residents, Islington Council has been working to reduce income inequalities...

Sara Gonzalez On the 24th of June, Myfanwy Taylor and myself attended the Future of London’s Street Markets at Brixton Community Base. The conference was organised by Saif Osmani from Friends of Queens Marke, Mama D from Community Centred Knowledge, and Just Space with some support from Markets4People and the...

Andy Newing and Chris Savage Markets 4 People project partner, the NMTF – the only national trade association for market traders in the UK – has made some of their extensive data on markets available for wider re-use via the Leeds-based Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). The CDRC acts as...

Paul Waley Markets4People Co-Investigator and Bradford Civic Society Place Panel, co-chair After years spent languishing in a nondescript shed, Bradford’s central food market is to move into a purpose-built building in the centre of the city. This will, the Council hopes, catalyse regeneration in the city centre. There is certainly much...

Today almost 300 delegates from across the globe are gathered in London for the first day of the 10th International Public Markets Conference.   Sara González and Myfanwy Taylor are present, representing the Markets4People team, and will be hosting an unconference session on ‘Researching the Community Benefits of Public Markets’ on...

Dr Myfanwy Taylor and Dr Sara Gonzalez Community and campaign groups in London are holding a conference on the future of London’s street markets, taking place on Monday 24 June 2019 at Brixton Community Base. The conference aims to explore ideas about how to ‘work together to save street markets...

Dr Myfanwy Taylor (image: NMTF) On 8th April 2019 we held three workshops with traders on the community value of markets at the NMTF Conference in Hull (click here to read the conference report in Market Times). Having heard from managers and campaigners in similar workshops last year, we were...

Rosie Wilkinson and Myfanwy Taylor Our survey of market users at our three case study markets is now complete! With the help of Fieldwork Assistance, their team of interviewers and local Urdu, Gujarati and Bengali-speaking interpreters at Queen’s Market, we have completed approximately 500 surveys each at Bury, Queen’s and...