THE FUTURE OF NORWICH MARKEThttp://www.norwich-market.co.uk/uploads/presentations/462%20NCC%20Market%20Traders%20Combined%20Report.pdf
Typical comments…..• “Bring back the back row of stalls.”• “Employ a full-time market manager with retail and marketing experience.”• “Rent and/or business rate reduction.”• “Better cleaning and maintenance.”• “Get rid of ‘City Care.”• “The toilets should be a priority not just for the market, but Norwich city centre.”
Key issuesPublic & trader toiletsMarket atmosphereStandard of cleaning in the marketParking for shoppers and traders alikePeddlersStorage facilities
Summary• There is a need to bring back “the atmosphere”• Parking issues should be looked at, both for shoppers and traders• When the bunker under Memorial Gardens is redeveloped stallholders would like to see storage and trader toilets re-introduced
To encourage locals to use the marketNew, modern, state-of-the art, spanking clean public loos are a priorityBrightly lit, colourful gangways and aislesSignage and map displays range of specialist food and commodity stalls A to attract regular (weekly) shoppers30-minute parking within the vicinity vibrant back row of stalls to lure shoppers to A the top of the market
Opening and closing hours need to be debated because the present ad- hoc arrangement is not ideal.
Recommendations• Create an ambience to the market with more colour, better lighting and a vibrant back row• Promote the market as a fun place to shop• Suggestion: music at weekends – a band on a Saturday afternoon• Suggestion: special events• Recreate the continental market square café scene• Suggestion: install seating for people at various points around the market• Continue the continental market theme with specialist food and commodity stalls