A MODERN Traditional Market that is

ALL GOOD

GOOD

FOR THE PLANET

FOR THE COMMUNITY

FOR CHESTER

FOR GATHERINGS

FOR GOOD FOOD

FOR BUSINESS

The people of Chester have shared with us what matters to them about a market. We have held extensive consultation events which have informed the Chester Market Vision & Manifesto. We are setting high standards for traders, event organisers and our staff to deliver the best market possible. The vision driving the new market is to be a ‘modern traditional market’ that is good for you! From nutrition to sustainability, creativity to inclusivity we can’t wait to open and share the good times ahead.

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OUR MANIFESTO

The Manifesto sets out the thinking behind the Vision. It is for everyone: traders, curators, event managers, trustees and visitors.

It establishes the principles, quality and pricing standards and environmental imperatives for users of the market and the way the market is managed.

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A Modern TRADITIONAL Market

Chester Market has been at the heart of the city’s trade for nearly 900 years, and we have not fundamentally changed what the market is here for.

While rooted in the traditions of a medieval market, we also have to continuously evolve and provide for the changing tastes and needs of our customers.

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Good for the PLANET

Every little thing we do can make a difference to the world around us, and by caring from the outset our foundations are fi­rmly rooted in doing the right thing from our planet. Our environmental approach is not to add gimmicks, it is to think differently about everything.

Good for CHESTER

Chester is a fantastic city, vibrant and active. the market is at the heart of everything, it is active when the city lulls and is there to support when the city is at its more vibrant and active. The market has a real role to play in providing a space for sharing and raising awareness of who and what else is happening in Chester.

Good for GATHERINGS

Inside and out, there is space for people to gather for a purpose. We are here to give people a good reason to come into our city, again and again.

Good for GOOD FOOD

Our fresh food market offers the best of everything for good eating, supporting our healthy eating choices from our food traders. We care passionately about the quality of the food available in our market and we care that there are affordable options too.

Good for THE COMMUNITY

Chester Market is an indoor space for everyone in the community to use. It is not for any one specific group. We have different areas of the market aimed at making a comfortable space for people with different needs at the same time.

Good for BUSINESS

The market is here to trade. Customers want quality and value, traders want to provide a service and make a profit. We are here to provide the support for that relationship. The Market is a collaboration of all involved for the benefi­t of everyone.