Help save Camden market food traders in the market re-development.

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Help save Camden market food traders in the market re-development.

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This week the traders of Camden Market's middle yard were given some terrible news, with less than a months’ notice, 56 people will be losing their businesses and 150 people will be losing their jobs and livelihoods.  Camden has recently been bought/invested in by Kerb street markets who have been planning their re-development for just over a year. Their plan is to kick out all of the businesses that are currently there and replace them with new businesses with bigger pockets and higher price points. This is a tragedy. For years and years, the traders of Camden Market have fed and provided joy to the millions of tourists and locals that have passed through. It has been a beautiful example of the entrepreneurial spirit of London; these people have worked tirelessly to make their businesses work and to keep the energy of Camden alive.  It is irresponsible and immoral of Kerb to give these people such short notice to pack up and leave, for many people, there is no second option, and there is no plan b. Camden is beautiful because of its uniqueness and diversity and that is what these traders provide, these aren’t people with millions of pounds behind them, these aren’t money hungry business people, these are passionate people, in love with the food they create, who strive every day to create amazing street food that is enjoyed and loved by the locals and tourists that have tasted it. Removing these people from Camden will rip out the heart of Camden town. Camden, please, we need you to rally together to help save these people’s livelihoods and the disablement of Camden market. Please sign our petition and help us get the attention of Kerb so that we can let them know that this is not okay. We would like to at the very least give our traders some more time, they have braved the winter in order to make it through to the summer, and this has been ripped away from them and just handed to new businesses that have not put in the work to keep the market alive through its quieter times. Camden, people of London, People for justice, we need you.   Yours’s faithfully, The traders of Camden market Contact: kim@thekolum.com



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