www.friendsofqueensmarket.org.uk. First recorded 110 years ago Traditional London Street Market. Above: Artists view of what is now Green Street where Queen’s Market exists Left: View from Queen’s Market by local artist Eric Dawson (1933 retrospective) Source: newhamstory.com.
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Above: Artists view of what is now Green Street where Queen’s Market exists
Left: View from Queen’s Market by local artist Eric Dawson (1933 retrospective)
Developers planned a 31 storey tower block for the market
“London’s most ethnically diverse market” store on the market site but Asda were forced to pull out in 2006.
- New Economics Foundation Report 2006
This report includes the result of a survey of shoppers at the market, carried out by Mori for Newham Council in December 2005/January 2006, which found that 54% of shoppers were Asian or Asian British, 27% Black or Black British and 16% White.
12,000 signed petition to GLA (Sept 2005)
2,600+ individually written objection letters (Aug 2008)
Protest March store on the market site but Asda were forced to pull out in 2006.
(200 people, Oct 2006)
A lot of businesses are family owned, thus allowing ethnic minority women a working freedom who would in normal circumstances “face social barriers to employment such as child care responsibilities.” In addition “the Borough has the highest percentage of children aged under five in the country.
Demonstration at Barbican during developers (St. Modwen Properties) AGM
Shoppers sign petition at a stall Properties) AGM
Publicity Properties) AGM
Campaign stall days included Twinning projects with a market under threat in Zambia.
Price comparison (Sept 2009) under threat in Zambia.
Big Draw event under threat in Zambia.
For the community
Currently London’s Markets are in a state of neglect due to local Councils wanting to sell/ lease the land.
“Markets have traditionally not been the subject of much attention within the policy domain, and the dominant policy narrative has been that of markets deteriorating.”
Percival, T (2008/9). Commercial Gentrification in a global city: The changing nature of retail markets in East London, University of Leeds, School of Geography p.19.
Queen’s Market stall
Whitechapel Market stall
Friends of Queen’s Market have been running for over 5 years and we rely on volunteers help.
We are a non- political group. Our aim is to “SAVE QUEEN’S MARKET” because thousands of local people have been left out of the decision-making process on the future of “London’s most ethnically diverse” market. We need an ‘alternative community plan’ to ensure its long term future.
Thank you and hope to see you soon!