Search

New online films show why Barking Market is booming

PUBLISHED: 16:57 19 May 2017 | UPDATED: 17:05 19 May 2017

Barking Market offers a colourful array of goods for sale. Picture: LBBD

Barking Market offers a colourful array of goods for sale. Picture: LBBD

Archant

Barking Market is booming and that’s official.

Abo Diop sells sportwear at the market. Picture: LBBD Abo Diop sells sportwear at the market. Picture: LBBD

The array of diverse, vibrant and colourful stalls is attracting more shoppers than ever with the number of permanent traders increasing by more than 10 per cent in the last year.

To celebrate the good news Barking and Dagenham Council have released a serious of short films online that promote the market worldwide.

The clips feature interviews with traders who explain why they enjoy selling their wares at the market which is at the heart of the community.

Jonathon Toy, the council’s operational Director for Enforcement Services, said: “Barking Market, just like the borough itself, is booming. There is a real buzz there now and a lot of the vibrancy is due to the range of retailers.

Scot Hodges runs a slush drinks machine stall. Picture: LBBD Scot Hodges runs a slush drinks machine stall. Picture: LBBD

“These clips show why Barking Market has something for everyone and we are proud that it is east London’s eclectic choice for shoppers this side of Tower Bridge.”

Latest Barking and Dagenham News Stories

15 minutes ago

Pupils at a Dagenham school have helped to create more than 100 shoeboxes full of gifts.

Yesterday, 16:13

The MP for Barking has warned that public confidence in the police has plummeted after a major shake-up to the force’s command.

Yesterday, 13:22

Detectives investigating the murder of a Barking man who was beaten to death in Ilford have made a further arrest.

Yesterday, 12:35

A 17-year-old charged with terrorism offences is set to appear in court today.

Yesterday, 12:09

A jury has been sent out to consider verdicts in the trial of three Pentonville inmates, including one from Barking, accused of murdering a fellow prisoner.

Yesterday, 11:45

A “sadistic predator” has been jailed for life with a minimum of nine years for stabbing a City worker in the head and leaving her for dead just yards from her Dagenham home.

Yesterday, 11:05

Father Christmas and his reindeer helpers flew to Dagenham for a severely ill teenager’s special festive surprise.

Yesterday, 10:36

A teenager from Dagenham who supported her family after two relatives died has been honoured with an award.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now