Melbourne Grove Market Trial

Closed 1 Mar 2022

Opened 31 Jan 2022

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