Save the Oxford Covered Market!


The Oxford Covered Market has been trading in the heart of Oxford for more than 200 years and has many stories to tell.  A recent Heritage Lottery project has compiled some of these but  there are many others as yet untold.

The market thrives on the expertise and experience of those people who choose to trade here,  suppliers and buyers, and those who come and spend their money here.  So, whether you are a visitor or a local resident, business or student, the market extends a warm welcome and look forward to making you a loyal customer.  You can find out about the market and its traders and events here:

http://www.oxford-coveredmarket.co.uk/

In these very difficult trading times, when all other Councils and the Government are trying to help town centres and small businesses, Oxford City Council are seeking to increase Covered Market rents by an average of 50%, and some, by as much as 70%. This level of increase in overheads is unsustainable for the majority of tenants and will mean a large number of them being put at risk of losing their business. The very existence of the market itself is in jeopardy.

If you use the market and value the contribution it makes to the centre  of our city through its vibrant and attractive environment and its choice independent retailers, take a moment to sign The Oxford Covered Market petition and please pass it on to your friends and colleagues:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-the-covered-market/

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