MARKET NEWS

Alex is on-call this weekend. Please check in on  07892721855. 

Weekend Weather Warning 


AMBER weather warning. Winds are predicted to be high on Saturday this weekend. Check that all stalls have the required amount of weights with them when they arrive. No stall is to be allowed to set up their gazebo without sufficient weights attached to it. If it is dry and the wind is strong/gusty use your discretion and have canopies removed from any stalls that appear to you to be unstable.

Hot Food Lines/Track and Trace

In preparation for markets getting busy again throughout September; Every manager needs to be:

  • All closed sites are being given Track and Trace signs that customers can opt to scan and check in. 
  • Ensuring that no customers are eating within the market. All hot food must be sold closed and ready to takeaway off-site. No tables and benches out. Ask customers to leave if they are sat around eating so we can make more space for those who are queuing outside. 
  • Assessing all the queuing system for hot food and stalls who produce large queues. By the time that the markets are busy again, we need to ensure that this is sorted and will not create any distancing issues. 


Stewarding Rota - Please send Alex your availability asap if you already haven't. 

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Covid at the Markets

Hygiene Measures

  • Please don't come to the market if you have a fever/cough. Please let us know if you are self-isolating. You can still be tested as a food worker. 
  • You should be wearing a mask if commuting to the market by public transport. Wearing a mask outside is not compulsory. 
  • Regularly wash your hands using soap and water or use hand sanitiser especially after using the loo.
  • You can socially distance at 'one metre plus', but the advice is still to stick to two metres where you can. 
  • All stallholders should have hand sanitiser on their stall - report to the on-call person if they haven't. 
  • PPE – we are still providing gloves and hand wipes – if you need more put them on your reports.

Operational Measures 

  • From this weekend there are once again capacity restrictions at markets for the time-being.  The one person per household rule is back WITHIN REASON if you have a long queue. Ask nicely if a couple can send one person in to shop, or if there is a family with lots of children, can some wait outside with one parent/guardian. Please don't turn away one parent families, the elderly or anyone who needs assistance. If a customer can shop alone, they should do so.  
  • Stalls are still being distanced by at least 1m, unless a direct instruction has been passed to the contractor and their managers.
  • The markets can open early providing the site is completely set up and vehicles off-site. Allow elderly people in first but don't wait to allow in other customers, depending upon your head count and numbers.
  • Please continue to put up distancing signs and only chalking queue lines where necessary. 
  • Hot food back at most markets unless specified by the head office. Check that all stalls are following COVID conditions. They MUST have proper ground cover or they can't cook (no bits of cardboard for example). Please check.
  • Make sure you download a current stall/producer list from the market report section of the website- only stalls market attending should be setting-up. 
  • We won't be doing any invoicing from September for anyone and no direct payments to our accounts either – Payment on the day ONLY. If someone does not have owed rent on the day - please feedback this to the office who will decide how the payment will be completed. We are working on a card solution and will provide an update in due course. 

Stewarding 

  • Stewarding is back at markets for September. Stewards who are continuing at markets are again being asked to manage gate numbers. They are to be asking customers who do not appear to be in the same bubbles to distance from one another where possible. Ask crowds to disperse – especially around gates – we don’t want people waiting for friends or family outside the markets. 
  • Any difficult customers; walk away don’t get into arguments – find the manager – or dial 101
  • Stewards can help with some of the managers work such as helping with some signs, however they should not be asked to take on the entire responsibility of a manager. 

Dealing with Media/Councils/Police

Media

  1. Private sites; do not let them in or give them permission to film
  2. Do not make a comment – give them the on-call persons number. 
  3. Get their phone number or email

Police

  1. Get their number and surname and contact details- note down their concerns.
  2. If they have any concerns see if you can resolve them then and there – if not get them to speak to the on-call person

Local Council

  1. Get their number and surname and contact details- note down their concerns.
  2. If they have any concerns see if you can resolve them then and there – if not get them to speak to the on-call person
  3. Say that the police have been visiting the markets and have not found any issues.

Buskers

Sometimes buskers are turning up and playing without asking us first. If this happens and you haven't been told in advance please contact the person on call. Music is currently being arranged for QPL, PH Sat and Sun and we can also have music at IS, WA, (BA and BH without amps).

Specific Market Guidance 

All markets

Apple season has started. Please put up your apple banners/corex. If you don't have them at market please put on report.

Please review your signage plan and make sure that all your banners and corex are going up. If you notice that a permanent sign has gone missing please note in your report.

No samples to be put out; stalls can offer an individual sample to a customer. No cocktail sticks to be given out!

Balham (Use receipt book A) - 110-120 capacity 

Ensure that you put up the track and trace signs at the entrance to the market so customers can opt to check in. 

Ensure that customers are not sat down/standing eating - we need to make room for more customers to shop. 

Blackheath (Use receipt book B) - 250 capacity 

We will no longer be operating a one way system. If the number of customers in the market appear to be making social distancing difficult then please put out a barrier than either end of the market to temporarily operate a one way system halt the number of customers entering the market area. Your market has a premises licence. Please make sure you have read through the documents on drop box; the method statement has been updated with key conditions.

Ealing (Use receipt book B) - 110-120 capacity 

High Street Kensington (Use receipt book C) 

Please arrive on site for about 7:15am to begin setting up the traffic management cones. 

Islington (Use receipt book B) - 180 capacity 

No cafes should be putting out tables and chairs in the street apart from the chocolate shop. Your market has a premises licence. Please make sure you have read through the documents on drop box; there are key conditions including challenge 25 needs to be in operation and the licence must be in easy reach if asked for by police/council. Please see the method statement to make sure they're carried out.

No benches and tables for the time being.

Marylebone (Use receipt book C) - 170 capacity 

Please have the barriers out for if the number of customers in the market appear to be making social distancing difficult and temporarily operate a one way system halt the number of customers entering the market area.  Your market has a premises licence. Please make sure you have read through the documents on drop box; the method statement has been updated with key conditions.

The radios are now to be back in use. 

Ensure no fish waste is thrown in bins behind Simon Long. 

Notting Hill (Use receipt book C) - 110-120 capacity 

Ensure that customers are not sat down/standing eating - we need to make room for more customers to shop. 

Please use the barriers in between the front row of stalls to fill the gaps. This will allow for a single clear entrance/exit point. 

There should be no vehicles behind Rookery and Hurdlebrook. 

Traders to use portaloo on the site next to shed - code 3273. Use one of the market box ASEC locks on toilets during market hours and then put combination locks back on at the end of market. You should keep the combination locks somewhere safe during market hours.


Parliament Hill Saturday and Sunday: (Use receipt C) - 180 capacity

Ensure that you put up the track and trace signs at the entrance to the market so customers can opt to check in. 

Ensure that customers are not sat down/standing eating - we need to make room for more customers to shop. 

Ensure that the barriers are put into place outside the market entrance with the customer queue beginning at the tennis courts to allow access along the path towards Highgate Road. 

Stalls on the outer rows should be pushed back against the wall to allow for more customer space.

There should be no stall next to Ted's Veg on the gate side. 

No tables and benches and please use barrier tape on the seated area by the entrance.

Buskers this weekend; Scott Saturday  No busker as yet for Sunday

Pimlico Road: (Use receipt book B) - 100 capacity 

Site is still barriered with a designated entrance/exit point. 

Don't be pressured by the French restaurant to move stalls for tables and chairs - they must wait till 2pm. 

No stalls should be smoking next to or in the courtyard of Coleshill Flats. Please check every now and then.

Make sure customers are not sitting down to eat and are taking food off site to eat on the heath. 

Your market has a premises licence. Please make sure you have read through the documents on drop box; the method statement has been updated with key conditions.

Queen's Park: (Use receipt book C) - 220 capacity 

Ensure that you put up the track and trace signs at the entrance to the market so customers can opt to check in. 

Ensure that customers are not sat down/standing eating - we need to make room for more customers to shop. 

We will still operate a one way system for entry and exit points – please put up a sign to remind customers to not enter from the exit point. 

Manager and assistant are to check the site for market rubbish and ensure traders are sweeping up their mess. 

Mumbai Mix and The Garlic Farm should not be selling hot food within the market. They must be positioned to sell from the hatch. 

The assistant is to ensure the toilets are being cleaned to the agreed cleaning protocol sheet. A copy is available in the shed and on the Dropbox. 

Your market has a premises licence. Please make sure you have read through the documents on drop box; the method statement has been updated with key conditions.

South Kensington (Sat): (Use receipt book B) - 110 - 120 capacity 

Move the planter barriers to the side of the road during market and return them to their original spot after. 

Twickenham: (Use receipt book B) - 110 - 120 capacity 

Please check for public toilets as we are wanting to cancel the portaloo. 

No cones being put out for market this Saturday. Please report how it goes.

Walthamstow

Buskers this weekend; Ian and Ben, asked to arrive around 10.30am and play 2 sets. They've been told not to expect power.

 

West Hampstead: (Use receipt book B) - 110-120 capacity 

Ensure that you put up the track and trace signs at the entrance to the market so customers can opt to check in. 

Wall side stalls must face onto the forecourt pavement and all other stalls are to face onto Iverson Road with customers queing onto the pavement. 

Create a line of barriers next to the station to stop those leaving the station walking directly onto the forecourt. Also put out barriers on the West End Lane end with an exit sign. If necessary, put barriers between stalls on the Iverson Road side to stop access.  

Your market has a premises licence. Please make sure you have read through the documents on drop box; the method statement has been updated with key conditions.

Wimbledon: (Use receipt book B) - 180 capacity 

Ensure that you put up the track and trace signs at the entrance to the market so customers can opt to check in. 

Ensure that customers are not sat down/standing eating - we need to make room for more customers to shop. 

Manager and steward should be following the servicing measures specified in the method statement closely. 

The manager should ensure the playground and the school toilets are left immaculate after market. 

Most vans are to park in school car park.  Gate code is 2456 - manager must walk around the the back from main playground and key in the code to let vans on-site. Vans should line up outside to avoid manager going back and forth. 


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