Agenda item

Public Minutes

To approve the public minutes and non-public summary of the meeting held on 13th July 2022.


RESOLVED, That – the public minutes and non-public summary of the meeting held on 13th July 2022 be approved as a correct record.


Subject to the following amendments:


  1. Private Members Bill re the Markets Relocation Programme remove ‘take it up to the deadline’ from the end of paragraph 6 on page 10.


  1. Paul Martinelli had been in  attendance virtually at the last meeting by virtue of representing the Smithfield Market Tenants Association, not as member of this Committee and had therefore not submitted apologies.


Matters arising

The Chairman advised that visits to all three of the markets had taken place since the last meeting, and the Chairman and Deputy Chairman had visited the new site in Dagenham.  A further Officer/Member visit was planned for the end of September, with a  possibility of repeating this for any Members unable to attend.


The Markets Director advised that a specification had been written to document the history of the markets, working with tenants and stakeholders, to produce pictorial and video evidence.  Initial findings suggested that the cost could be in the region of £50-100k and it would not be possible to fund this from the Markets Local Risk Budget.  Therefore, a soft market test would be undertaken to firm up the estimate, possibly adjusting the specification.   The Chairman and Members stressed the importance of the Markets’ heritage and legacy and asked to be kept updated on progress.



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