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Romford Market wi-fi to go online for first time tomorrow

PUBLISHED: 13:00 14 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:32 14 December 2017

Romford Market. Photo: Ken Mears

Romford Market. Photo: Ken Mears

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Customers can trade their cash for credit cards as the historic Romford Market is hooked-up to the internet.

Visitors and traders can begin using wi-fi through Market Place and on a small stretch of South Street, where regular traders have stalls, on Friday.

Traders will be able to process payments securely on their handheld payment devices over the network.

Councillor Roger Ramsey, Leader of the Council, said: “Times are changing and a lot of people don’t even carry much cash around with them anymore, so if you’re passing by the market and want to buy something, you’d have to think twice.

“Now, with this technology, and over time with more traders using it, visitors won’t have to worry anymore.”

Havering council plan to extend internet access to Hornchurch and Upminster Town Centres next year.

Visitors can access internet by selecting ‘ROMFORD MARKET’ from the list of available networks.

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