Agenda item

Entry Barrier - New Spitalfields Market

Report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection.


The Committee received a report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection regarding the installation of an Entry Barrier at New Spitalfields Market.


The Chairman drew Members’ attention to Appendix 2, an email from the Chief Executive of the Tenants Association which he was content provided confirmation that they had been formally consulted on the proposals.


A Member questioned how barrier access would be managed in the case of cash customers visiting the site and also questioned whether the money generated from the barrier would be subtracted from the tenants’ service charge and utilised for site maintenance and improvement going forward.


The Market’s Operations Administration Manager reported that the Tenants Association would set the fee levy and that any income generated would fall in to the tenants service charge and therefore contribute towards the costs of tenants.


The Chairman concluded by underlining that he had insisted that the level of charging and issues such as multi access should form part of the discussion with tenants. He added that the broad view amongst all consulted was that the installation of an entry barrier would be a positive move particularly around issues such as fly-tipping on site.


RESOLVED – That Members note the contents of the report.

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