‘Organic Carol’, an independent organic and local fruit and vegetable market trader working in the heart of Birmingham in its historic Bull Ring Open Market, has set up a website dedicated to a campaign by Friends of Bull Ring Markets to support the markets.

They have set up an information stall in the Bull Ring Open Market to tell people what’s going on and also we are writing letters to local Councillors and MP’s with people so that they can voice their unhappiness in the BCC decision to close down and demolish the Wholesale Markets.

Carol writes:

Friends of Bull Ring Markets is a new group for everyone – customers, traders, citizens and visitors – who love The Bull Ring Markets and want it to survive and flourish in its present form and not become yet another bland and soulless shopping centre.

The market is one of the best things about the city because it is where the past, present and future of Birmingham meet. Nowhere else provides such a diversity of low cost, good quality produce and services with unrivalled advice from knowledgeable traders. It is also an affordable meeting place in a city that has lost many public spaces in recent years.

Despite its popularity, The Bull Ring Markets have in the last years faced a range of threats which have put  traders at risk of losing their business affecting the market atmosphere.