Traders told to roll up, roll up for free market pitches

PUBLISHED: 15:45 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:45 10 April 2013

GV of Roman Road market

GV of Roman Road market


Market traders looking for their first pitch are being offered spaces during a “Love Your Local Market” fortnight in May.

Market pitches up for grabs:

• Bethnal Green Road (Monday to Saturday)

• Chrisp Street (Monday to Saturday)

• Roman Road (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)

• Roman Road Square (Monday to Saturday)

• Watney Street (Monday to Saturday)

• Petticoat Lane (Monday to Friday and Sunday)

• Brick Lane, Cheshire Street and Sclater Street (Sunday)

Tower Hamlets Council has teamed up with market trader start-up scheme First Pitch to give first time traders the chance of a free pitch for up to five days.

Deputy mayor Ohid Ahmed said: “Tower Hamlets is famed for its street markets.

“The First Pitch scheme is a great opportunity to try your hand at market trading and hopefully the beginning of a fruitful business venture.”

Successful applicants will be given a pitch for five days between May 15 and May 29, and could get another year’s worth of trading at a discounted rate if things go well.

Traders looking to take advantage of the scheme can apply at before the deadline on Friday, April 19.

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