Resident and business engagement and formation of a CIC

We worked with Chatsworth Road over seven years from the early days formation of a traders’ and residents group and a trial market through to the development of a community interest company, recruitment of paid roles and a market with up to 50 stalls. As such there were AGMs as well as less formal meetings. From the start we undertook extensive community and business engagement from an initial survey shaping the type of market residents wanted to the day of operation and ensuring businesses were involved in how the area was marketed so they benefited from the increased footfall.