Market Strategy

We are currently working on a new strategy for the street markets in Westminster.

Councillor Robert Davis MBE DL, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Business, Culture and Heritage said: “Markets play a key role in the economic and social life of Westminster’s neighbourhoods, bringing a sense of vibrancy and individuality to our streets. To ensure our markets remain healthy, we are currently drafting a new Markets Strategy which will cover the six Westminster street markets: Berwick Street, Church Street, Maida Hill, Rupert Street, Strutton Ground and Tachbrook Street.”

“The Strategy will bring increased consistency in our approach to markets, whilst also recognising and promoting the characteristics of individual markets. Our aim will be to diversify the offer and appeal of our markets, by broadening their product bases and providing a platform and support for start-up businesses. We also want to build resilience and sustainability into our markets, by ensuring communities have a stake in how they are run, and that they are on a sound financial footing to continue in a changing retail environment.”

“Westminster’s street markets have a rich history – Berwick Street began trading in 1778 – and we are delighted that local communities value and want to protect these assets. We look forward to working with traders, residents and businesses to develop this new Strategy for Westminster’s markets.”

“We will keep you informed of the development of the Markets Strategy, and the timetable for consultation, on this site.”

Last updated: 18 September 2017
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