10,000 thank yous
Traders, supporters, and several journalists gathered at the market last Wednesday (2nd February) lunchtime for our ‘big thank you’ to everyone who helped us gather an incredible 10,000 signatures in support of Kirkgate Market.
The signatures have been gathered over the past year by traders, nearby shops and our network of supporters. They show massive popular support for Kirkgate Market and our campaign demands for lower rents, new investment and trader involvement in management. People living not only in every part of the city but from neighbouring towns and cities have signed our call for action.
Passing shoppers were treated to a slice of a huge cake provided by some of the traders and lots of lovely buns from the Friends of Kirkgate Market. And we managed to get lots of new signatures and supporters. Overall, it was really enjoyable afternoon and the event was covered by reporters from Calendar News and the Yorkshire Evening Post (YEP).