Greenford residents have consulted with the local businesses and for feedback from customers of the previous regular market that stopped trading in 2012. GNP are helping to make the idea into a plan of action. The residents have formed a committee that GNP Federation supports and answers to. We will be having our first monthly market in December 2014.
We aim to encourage local traders to get involved. There will be a youth programme running up to the first market. This will involve young people developing a business for their market stall and presenting it to a Dragon's Den style panel. There will be a pot of funding to cover start up costs which will be matched by the businesses involved.
30 stalls will be set up throughout the high street with traders, community groups and young people selling goods, food and sharing information or running fun activities. We also aim to have music and or some kind of entertainment.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
This will encourage residents to use the high street shops attracting more people to the area and improving the perception of the area.
It will celebrate the diverse culture of the area
It will showcase the talents of local people and highlight that Greenford is home to the greatest number of entrepreneurs in the borough
It will give community groups and services the opportunity to promote their services, raise some money and share important information.
It will enable community cohesion by bringing people together to enjoy the sights, smells, sounds and shopping.
It will improve individual traders and the local shops income
Steps to get it done:
The funding will enable the market to happen in December, January and February. This will allow trainers to have the first three months at a discounted rate which will not only allow us to establish the market but also the relationship with traders in the long term especially through the winter months.
Iin the long term this project will create job opportunities for local people, develop into an independent social enterprise that can be sustainable after initial funding.
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