Agenda item

Superintendent Updates (oral report)

To hear updates from the Superintendents of Billingsgate, New Smithfield and Spitalfields Markets.




The Superintendent reported that

·       Most of the recommendations of the recent Traffic Management Assessment related to signage and the lack of cross hatched markings on walkways and crossing points which were being addressed.


·       Extinction Rebellion protestors had visited Billingsgate overnight on ?? 2019.  There was a high police presence to ensure the 250 protestors did not impact on access and egress to the site and 28 arrests were made, mainly for non-dispersal.



The Superintendent reported that

·       The Extinction Rebellion protest on 7th October had passed off peacefully with only 1 arrest for trespass. Debriefs were in progress to share learning which would be valuable preparation for any future protests.


·       A meeting with tenants had been held the previous week to discuss energy costs and a planning strategy meeting would take place in June 2020 to consider options for energy pricing when the current contract expired.


·       Sprinkler replacement works had been completed ahead of schedule.


·       The risk score for HGV deliveries had been reduced from 12 to 8 in view of the low levels of non-compliance


·       The Christmas auction would take place in Grand Avenue from 10.30am to 12.30pm on 24th December 2019.


New Spitalfields

The Committee congratulated Deborah Howard on her appointment as Superintendent at New Spitalfields Market. The Superintendent reported that

·       Partial road closures would be in place at Ruckholt Road for 5 nights during March 2020. Officers were liaising with Waltham Forest to ensure that any impact on access and egress to the market was minimised.


·       Use of the newly installed controlled barrier entry system had been delayed due to faulty equipment which had to be replaced.


·       CCTV cameras had been increased from 86 to 144 to enhance security on site and deter flytippers.