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The Market Square is the heart of the Globe Town community Everybody agreed the Market Square is in need of improvement. This could be investing in trees and greenery or shop front improvements. More stalls. The idea of increasing the number of market stalls was approved, however existing traders were concerned they may be evicted or their fees increased. It was also suggested that the rates are reduced for new local traders looking to begin trading on the Market Square, and that making stalls available for one-off uses would increase pop-up or additional activities to the square. At the moment stalls can only be rented from the local supplier on a long term basis. Greenery. FoMG said that planting substantial, tall trees on the square will be important to provide shade and a canopy for activities in the square including a market and other community activities. This would also provide essential scale to help soften the visual dominance of the surrounding housing blocks. Visually beautiful. Rainbow Square is a proposed project from a local business, Verry Kerry, that transforms the grey space into a lit, colourful, green space that will inspire the school children, involve residents in the blocks and increase eco credentials. Lighting and colour. Morpeth Secondary School students also suggested adding playful or colourful light to the square as well as sweet smelling flowers to make the space more welcoming and safe in the evenings. Events & pop up market. There was support for activities that involved local school children including a Teenage Market. Addressing large scale. Local architect Sarah Bland is concerned that the designs for improving the square must address the scale of space.

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Profile for Roman Road Trust

Globe Town Common Vision Report 2018  

Community development project in Globe Town, Tower Hamlets, documenting community organisation and the constitution of the a local community...

Globe Town Common Vision Report 2018  

Community development project in Globe Town, Tower Hamlets, documenting community organisation and the constitution of the a local community...

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