Victoria Centre Market: Can we speak truth to power, explain why the fishmonger, the butcher the baker, the nut shop, the plants, the cafe, the bag shop, the fabrics and the quality make up shop are so important to the beautiful shopping mall in the Centre?

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Above the very good looking  JW of JW Stone and Ravinder and Kamla Karwal Vicoria Centre Market

Below: George  and Veena Sharma of Sharmas Fabrics, Ravinder and Kamla Kawal of Classic Handbags,  Sandra Handley of Madhouse Cards (and the Nut Centre), Elaine McFarlane of Peggy’s KitchenKamal and Sharda Verma of Top Fashion, JW of JW Stone (Plants and Nurseryman).

Any campaign to save and upgrade the Victoria Market won’t be anything like the crowd funding of the doctors who are driving the People’s Convoy to Syria, neither is it the kind of issue that’s going to stop people getting married, divorced, arguing or shopping but the Victoria Centre Market (the place where I earnt enough on a fruit and veg stall at fifteen to buy my first pair of ice skates) needs  someone to say that the market is a vibrant and diverse space with links across the world to customers of every background. We should never underestimate the value of this kind of business exchange, it’s naive to be snooty about old types of business and new types of business.

Any campaign to save and upgrade the Victoria Market won’t be anything like the crowd funding of Hope hospital in Aleppo which is the result of many, many campaigns like  the  doctor driven People’s Convoy to Syria,

Neither is it the kind of issue that’s going to stop people getting married, divorced, arguing or shopping but the Victoria Centre Market  is more important than people realise because it can thrive, it can bring in new people, new ideas and it can provide what’s missing form the high street and build new businesses.

Below are the current market terms.

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We should never underestimate the value of this kind of business exchange, it’s naive to be snooty about old types of business and new types of business, they’re always much more interconnected than we think.

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5 thoughts on “Victoria Centre Market: Can we speak truth to power, explain why the fishmonger, the butcher the baker, the nut shop, the plants, the cafe, the bag shop, the fabrics and the quality make up shop are so important to the beautiful shopping mall in the Centre?

  1. Thank you for the nice article about the Victoria Market. i am glad to see that after all these years, the market endures in Nottingham’s city centre and I use it frequently when I am able. I’m fortunate enough to have witnessed it’s predecessor, Central Market, as a young boy which was a truly wonderful place. Those that knew it sadly lament its loss still.

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  2. The Victoria Centre are looking for people to work on their markets:Nottingham City Council is looking to recruit Casual Market Operatives to help deliver high quality retail markets around the city.

    You will be required to provide an effective operational service including cleaning, erection and dismantling of stalls, minor maintenance and market security.

    You must be able to work outdoors in all weather
    Be able to lift assemble and dismantle heavy equipment
    Be able to work Weekends and bank holidays on a rota as required
    Market Operatives are required to work at both indoor and outdoor retail markets as part of the Markets Service. The main office is based at Victoria Market, Glasshouse Street, but other static bases will include Bulwell Market, Hyson Green Market and Clifton Market.

    If you have any questions then please contact Jamie Beardsley or Susan Elwood on: 0115 876 1960

    Contract Type: Casual

    Working Pattern: As and when required. Typical shifts are 5.45am to 1pm, 12.30pm to 8pm Monday to Saturday and 6am to 2pm on Sundays

    Hourly rate: £7.87

    Hours per week: Various

    Job category: Market Operative

    Location: Glasshouse Street

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