The crowd that gathered there included Charlotte Dunlop from the William Pears Group (WPG), Conservative Councillors, David Longstaff and Wendy Prentice, Michael Subramaniyam - Jerome Express Newsagents, along with several members of the Chipping Barnet Town Team. The official opening will take place on 30 November to coincide with Barnet’s Christmas Fayre on 1st December.
Theresa said “I am delighted with the work that has been done to improve the home of Barnet Market. While there are a few more changes to make, resurfacing and removing of the dilapidated hoardings has made a big difference. The uneven surface which traders previously had to put up with was deterring shoppers and depressing trade.”
“The new post and rail fencing around the edge of the market has made the site much more visible which I am sure will encourage people to come to the market and also promote a flow of shoppers between the Spires and the High Street. It was great to see the market so busy on Saturday, with many stalls set up despite the unpredictable weather.”
“In speaking to some of the stall holders, the enthusiasm for the improvements was clear and I thank the William Pears Group and FoBM for their hard work and persistence. WPG have been a breath of fresh air as the market’s new owners, achieving real progress after years of disappointment.”
“FoBM and I have been campaigning for these improvements for several years as part of our efforts to secure the future of this historic market. We will continue to support the market and hope to see it go from strength to strength.”
The market will be managed by Saunders Markets and will open on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 7am and 4pm.