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The Market and the press

One illustration of how important the Market is to the people of Barnet and beyond is the number of articles in the local press about the Market. A list of just some of the articles and letters follows:

Classic cars provide vintage performance, article, 5th June 2014, Barnet & Whetstone Press

Classic car show is a hit with motor fanatics, article by Shriya Ruparelia, 3rd June 2014, Barnet & Potters Bar Times

Marketplace revs up for classic car show, article by Daniel O’Brien, 29th May 2014, Barnet & Whetstone Press

A pleasure to shop at Market, letter by C Bass, 1st May 2014, Barnet & Potters Bar Times

Traders welcome ‘fresh start’ for Barnet Market, front-page article by Chris Hewitt, 13th November 2013, Barnet & Potters Bar Times

Homecoming for Barnet Market, front-page article by Ruth McKee, 7th November 2013, Barnet & Whetstone Press

Barnet Market set to reopen after refurbishment under management of Saunders Markets, article by Chris Hewitt, 30th October, Barnet & Potters Bar Times

New owner of The Spires shopping centre William Pears begins upgrade work at Barnet Market, article by Chris Hewitt, 1st October 2013, Barnet & Potters Bar Times

Planning chiefs approved revamp of Barnet Market, article by Daniel O’Brien, Barnet & Whetstone Press 19th June 2013

Barnet Market revamp moves one step closer, article by Chris Hewitt, Barnet & Potters Bar Times, 19th June 2013

Spires sale agreed, article by Daniel O’Brien, Barnet & Whetstone Press, 9th May 2013

Developer William Pears Group completes takeover of The Spires shopping centre in High Barnet from UBS Triton, article by Chris Hewitt, Barnet & Potters Bar Times, 7th May 2013

Developer William Pears Group on verge of £35 million takeover of The Spires shopping centre in High Barnet, article by Chris Hewitt, Barnet & Potters Bar Times, 18th April 2013

Second bidder emerges to buy The Spires shopping centre, article by Daniel O’Brien, Barnet & Whetstone Press, 28th February 2013

Five-day plan for car park on market site, article by Daniel O’Brien, Barnet & Whetstone Press, 7th February 2013

Our unsightly market will deter visitors, letter by C Carstairs, Barnet & Whetstone Press, 7th February 2013

Campaigners welcome Barnet Market car park plans, article by Daniel O’Brien, Barnet & Whetstone Press, 1st February 2013

Shoppers must help market to survive, letter by Chris Nightingale, Barnet & Whetstone Press, 31st January 2013

Loyalty is appreciated, letter by Chris Nightingale, Barnet & Potters Bar Times, 24th January 2013

MP ‘deeply disappointed’ at market sale, article by Chris Hewitt, Barnet & Potters Bar Times, 17th January 2013

Stall holders concerned about UBS plans to sell Barnet Market, article by Chris Hewitt, Barnet & Potters Bar Times, 16th January 2013

Revamping historic farmers’ market will help boost trade on high street, says Villiers, article by Koos Couvée, Barnet & Whetstone Press, 4th October 2012

MP pledges to assist with fight to resurface market, article by Kim Inam in Barnet & Whetstone Press, 17th June, 2010

Barnet Market must be part of plans, letter by Chris Smith, Barnet & Potters Bar Times, 21st May 2010

Core institution needs protecting, letter by John Gardiner, Barnet & Potters Bar Times, 6th May 2010

Market is lynchpin of a wider economy, letter by John Gardiner, Barnet and Whetstone Press, 6th May 2010

Thousands put names to petition calling for resurfacing market, article by Kim Inam, Barnet & Whetstone Press, 15th April 2010

Traders welcome their chance to take market home, article by Will Stone, Barnet & Whetstone Press, 15th October 2009

Barnet Market, a bright future, letter by Chris Nightingale, 15th October 2009

Cornering the market, article by Rebecca Lowe, Barnet & Potters Bar Times, 8th October 2009