The iconic, council-run Portobello and Golborne Road Market is now part of the Real Deal scheme following the signing of the Real Deal Charter by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, with Hammersmith and Fulham Trading Standards Service on Saturday 30 May. The Charter signing demonstrates their joint determination to ensure that Portobello and Golborne Market is free of counterfeit goods.
The Real Deal Charter has now been introduced by over 80 councils across the UK and is designed to assure shoppers and market traders that trading standards officers and market officers are on the lookout for fake products.
Patricia Lennon, Campaign Director of the Real Deal, said:
“All the stakeholders in the Real Deal campaign are delighted to welcome the council-operated market, managed by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, into the Real Deal scheme. Portobello and Golborne Road market is renowned for its vibrant, diverse offering, which shoppers enjoy. By signing the Real Deal Charter, the council can now display the Real Deal logo at the market, giving an assurance to shoppers and to market traders that this is a fake-free zone. At the same time, it sends a clear signal to any would-be traders in counterfeit goods that they are not welcome here.
“We would like to thank the council’s market team and the trading standards service for working together over a sustained period to achieve the Real Deal charter signing today.”
The Real Deal scheme is going from strength to strength as more and more councils and markets across London, and throughout the UK, are introducing the Real Deal charter and demonstrating their commitment to fake-free shopping and trading.
All the markets and councils operating the Real Deal Charter are listed on the campaign website www.realdealmarkets.co.uk