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Any Other Business that the Chairman Considers Urgent


The following matters were discussed:


·       Two recent Market visits had been very successful and the Committee thanked staff and traders. The Chairman suggested that the visits be timed next year so as to avoid Ramadan.


·       Members noted that, in 2018, Smithfield Market would have been open for 150 years.  The Smithfield Market Traders Association had suggested holding a Street Party in July 2018, with a lunch or dinner to be hosted by the City, at Guildhall and this concept was being explored.


·       As it had been some 12 years since the Markets Committee had visited a significant competitor; New Covent Garden Market, a Member suggested that it might be timely to arrange another.  The Director of Markets and Consumer Protection advised that Covent Garden Market was in the first phase of a major redevelopment and would soon have a new Managing Director.  The Director agreed to investigate whether a visit would be viable at the present time.