Melbourne Grove Market Trial

Closed 1 Mar 2022

Opened 31 Jan 2022

Feedback updated 21 Jul 2022

We asked

We asked local residents and businesses for their views on proposals to pilot a street market on Melbourne Grove, near the junction with Grove Vale.

You said

The majority of respondents supported the idea of a market. Local residents raised concerns about the potential for litter, smells from hot food, and additional parking pressures.

We did

We are proceeding with a trial market between 10th September and 31st December 2022. This will run between 10am and 4pm each Saturday, and consist of no more than 12 stalls.

We plan to try a number of different operators, so we can see what best meets the needs of the local community. We do not plan to include any hot food stalls. The market operators and vendors will be expected to keep the area clean and keep any disturbance to a minimum. We are in discussion with the operators and council parking managers about managing parking pressures.

The trial will be reviewed in late 2022 before any decision on a permanent market.

Results updated 25 Jul 2022

Please see below a summary of the response to this consultation.

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Overview

Tell us any suggestions or concerns you may have around our plans to trial a street market on the northern section of Melbourne Grove.

We surveyed residents and local businesses in summer 2021 about proposals to trial a street market on Melbourne Grove. The great majority of respondents  were supportive of the proposals - with some reservations around the potential for noise, littering and overlap with existing local businesses.

The proposals were delayed while discussions were held about the continuation of the traffic measures of Melbourne Grove. Now the decision has been made to retain the closure to motor vehicles, we plan to press ahead with the market trial later this year - in spring or early summer. First we want to discuss the concerns raised in a little more depth.

Currently the proposal is:-

  • Saturday market
  • Trading times 10-4 (so not an early start that might inconvenience residents)
  • No more than 12 stalls
  • A rotating market offer - to include fresh produce, start-up traders, vintage items, some hot food
  • Clean-up/road sweeping to be done by the same team as at North Cross

We would review the scheme after 6 months to see if it should be made permanent.

Why your views matter

We would like to hear any further comments and suggestions from residents and local businesses, to help us ensure that the trial market is a benefit to the local community and does not cause disruption.

Areas

  • Goose Green

Audiences

  • Businesses

Interests

  • Communities
  • Environment
  • Local Economy and Business