Paddy's Market loses its licence

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Postby glasgowken » Sun Jan 22, 2006 5:00 pm

crazygray23 wrote:ahhhh the days o wandering down there wae my colleagues on a lunchbreak only to see someone scarper when they saw the white shirt and black tie under the jacket



Wish i'd had a police escort the last time I was there. Paddy's Market has a totally different atmosphere to the Barras now, far more shifty & dangerous than I remember it being years ago.
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Postby crazygray23 » Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:32 pm

:) i dinna work for the police........first time ive seen someone feart of a reliance uniform ::):
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Postby ElectricSprout » Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:47 pm

Paddy's Market Faces Closure

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/71487.html
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Postby cumbo » Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:55 pm

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Postby shammon » Sat Oct 07, 2006 5:13 pm

I used to have a pitch many years a go at paddys, saved my ass many a time when i was skint. Its a peoples market every walk of life goes to paddys. I know ive watched them often.

Its part of Glasgows culture, it will always remain i feel. The car park next to it used to be the RUG RUN where punters would come to look at the poeple who came just to sell goods on view on top of an old sheet or bit of carpet. I remember many times leaving all my gear when the police came in! little did they know we all just mingled with the crowd so they could never tell who was doing what.

Paddys florished before the big boot sales took over. Long live paddys 8)
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Postby Socceroo » Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:07 pm

Does anyone know when Paddy's Market started?

Some of the recent newspaper articles say 200 years ago but i recall reading in a book somewhere that it was older and had actually moved to it's present site about 200 years ago.

Every time you drive past the entrance at the Clyde these days there is a Police Car sitting outside. Makes you wonder how there can be nearly 2000 crimes a year in and around the Market.
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Postby Field Marshall Shug » Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:11 pm

What will become of this enclave? Has a devious money-muncher absconded with the soul of the area? What plans are in place? I work in a place where planning applications are available an will keep mine eyes peeleth.
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Postby scallopboy » Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:16 pm

I suspect there are no plans in the wings for Paddy's. I would suspect that the fact it is round tha back of the High Court is a bit of an embarassment considering all the dodgy CD's, DVD's, tobacco and stolen gear passing through it. Eh I had better add allegedly..... :wink:

Alternativley, it might be part of the greater plans for a crossrail station????
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Postby dave2 » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:10 pm

From http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/disp ... 73.0.0.php
HISTORIC Paddy's Market in Glasgow has become a "crime-ridden mess" which must be closed down, a leading councillor said today.

Gordon Matheson says hundreds of crimes including attempted murder and serious assault take place at the market.

And he says it is costing taxpayers nearly £300,000 a year to clean it up.

Councillor Matheson says Paddy's is in the grip of organised crime.
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He said: "The market's nature has changed and there are now real concerns about the amount of crime associated with it.

"It used to be a respectable working class market where people would go to clothe their family.

"Now there is drug dealing and selling of contraband like alcohol, cigarettes and music.

"This is not someone like Derek Trotter trying to make ends meet but a front for organised crime and serious criminal offences."

Councillor Matheson, who this week attended a police briefing on the problems at Paddy's, is shocked by statistics which show 1926 crimes were committed at or near the market in 2005/6.

He said: "They ranged from attempted murder to serious assault, shoplifting, drugs and breach of the peace."

The land and arches at Shipbank Lane, where the market operates, is owned by Network Rail and managed on its behalf by Spacia, which bills itself as the UK's largest small business landlord.

"Network Rail gets £130,000 a year in rent from the market traders," said Mr Matheson, "but not a single one of them has applied for a market trader's licence.

"It is estimated it costs the public purse £277,000 a year to clean up an area which has become a crime ridden midden.

"The days when Paddy's Market made a contribution to the city are over, it has changed and in my opinion it should be closed down."

Mr Matheson, who is executive spokesman for education, said he understood alternative accommodation could be provided for legitimate stall holders.

He added: "We are not trying to put those who operate legitimate stalls out of business."

A spokesman from Network Rail said: "Paddy's Market is a long standing site for market traders in Glasgow.

"Illegal traders are not welcome at the market, however, Network Rail relies on Glasgow City Council trading standards and local law enforcement to police the site.

"We are also looking at options for possible redevelopment of the market and look forward to continuing discussions."

Strathclyde Police chief inspector Alan Teasdale said a number of organisations were working together to find a solution.

"Crime in the area is a substantial problem," he said. "Nobody has been missed out of the group trying to solve the many problems attached to Paddy's Market."
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Postby glasgowken » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:12 pm

It doesn't fit in with the trendy waterfront, so it's for the chop.

Councillor Matheson, who this week attended a police briefing on the problems at Paddy's, is shocked by statistics which show 1926 crimes were committed at or near the market in 2005/6.


At or NEAR the market, bit vague innit ? :? Is there evidence these nearby crimes are connected with the place ?
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Postby Josef » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:21 pm

Illegal traders are not welcome at the market, however, Network Rail relies on Glasgow City Council trading standards and local law enforcement to police the site.


Absolutely fabulous example of buck-passing. ::):
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Postby HollowHorn » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:59 pm

Do we take it then that Network Rail pay for this service?
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Postby crusty_bint » Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:23 am

Answer honestly: who here has ever bought anything from Paddys Market? Who here would genuinely mourn its loss?
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Postby nuttytigger » Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:30 am

my mum has, but she hasnt been there for years
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Postby HollowHorn » Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:30 am

I have & I would, a piece of living history ffs. So the crims run the Barras & Paddy's, so what, it's somewhere to go of a week-end, take Tam McGraw noo, the biggest arsehole in our fair city, the press have been kind of quiet since the big bang, no?
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