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Animate Globe Town Market Square

We recommend a programme of special events and markets on Globe Town Square. According to survey at the end of the project, respondents felt that public events and a sense of community spirit have had the most impact in improving overall visitor experience during the Partnership.

It is recommended that a cultural programme builds on the existing ‘mind, body and soul’ offering set by the London Buddhist Centre with a focus on cultural and religious festivities, mindfulness and green or eco events. Additionally it is recommended that special events and pop-up or semi-regular markets address the local youth, with an emphasis on collaborations with local schools. This could include arts and crafts workshops, youth arts groups, and a teenage market: - - - - - - - -

Morpeth School Cranbrook Community Food Garden Chisenhale Gallery Rich Mix Verry Kerry Art Represent Balik Arts Teenage Market

It is recommend that the Market Square incorporates a strong element of greening eg with large trees, green planting and seating will be an important aspect of making the square a more conducive space for commercial and cultural activities. This would support the emergence of a green, eco theme for Globe Town and is strongly supported by local community and grassroots groups, including the Roman Road Trust. It is recommended that the Council partners with an specialist market operator who has the experience and resources to support the growth of the market with a series of special events and a well-resourced marketing campaign. The initial Visitor Survey revealed that people want the high street to offer more fresh produce, hot food and arts and crafts. This would indicate a similar desire for the market offering on the square. Their preferred day for a market was Saturday. Roman Road Trust has developed many contacts with experienced market operators and could help broker this deal. We strongly recommend continued discussions with the community about designs for the square. The appetite for community involvement in high street initiatives is particularly pronounced in Globe Town. Businesses and residents are keen to stay involved with proposed plans for the improvement of the Market Square. Any proposed plans for Globe Town Market should be discussed with local businesses and residents and other key community stakeholders and have the scope to be amended in response to feedback.

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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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