Market 7 days a week???

 

Some of you may have received a letter from Lambeth Council detailing proposals for a market trading 7 days a week, from 8am until 11.30pm in Station Square on Railton Road.

 

The letter was very poorly worded and has caused understandable consternation and confusion in the community. There will be a meeting to discuss this and allay people’s concerns - details coming soon.

 

Planning permission has been sought from Lambeth to make the popular Sunday farmers’ market a permanent fixture. However, no application has been made, or will be made, for a 7 day a week market. There is no need or desire for this.

 

The planning permission currently being consulted on is to allow the following;

  • A weekly farmers’ market
  • The ability to organise ‘one off’ events

 

One off events (outdoor film screenings, children’s Halloween events, Christmas Fairs etc) may occur any day during the week and some may happen in the evening, hence the planning stipulations in the letter you received from Lambeth.

 

Please feel free to email me charlotte@hernehill.org.uk if you need further information or clarification, or check the website for updates.