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Why local markets are key to reviving our locked down town centres Serving local needs. Chris Lawrence Travel / Shutterstock.com Sara González, University of Leeds and Paul Waley, University of Leeds During the early weeks of coronavirus in the UK, there was an obsessive focus on supermarkets and how they...

Developed in collaboration with NMTF At the time of writing, in the third week of nationwide lockdown in the UK, the Markets4People team is considering how it can best support our partners in the markets sector, who are working hard to advise and advocate on behalf of traders and operators. We had intended to use this...

How can one define the particular charm of Bury market? Is it the serendipity of finding the unexpected on the next stall but one, down the second row on the left? Is it that strange sense of security that tells you you can get lost and still be perfectly safe?...

Sara González presented at the latest NABMA conference in Birmingham on the 30th of June. The presentation drew on some of our preliminary findings from the customer survey that we have carried out in Grainger Market, Newcastle, and wider findings from our interviews and workshops regarding the community value of...

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...

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 two main clusters...

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 since its...

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 University of...

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 a trusted repository for consumer...