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Post: #1
31-08-2012 02:33 PM

I couldn't get to the Portas Presentation, was there a discussion on a Saturday market? maybe on the forecourt of the Pools or Louise House?
a decent saturday market with vintage stalls and good strret food would liven things up a bit.

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Post: #2
31-08-2012 03:42 PM

There is a market this Sunday (10am-2pm) and we hope to continue this once a month at the station forecourt.

We deliberately chose Sunday as Forest Hill is particularly quiet on a Sunday and to avoid clashing with the weekly Saturday Brockley market (the Catford market were less considerate when they decided to use the same Sunday every month as Forest Hill, but it doesn't really matter).

We have some ideas about extending the market beyond food in the future as you have suggested, and have identified ways this could be done. But I'm a strong believer in taking small steps and building something that will last longer.

If there is considered to be enough demand for a weekly market then we could try it out, but the licensing is very different (you actually need planning permission). what we really want is for the demand at the market to lead to new shops opening along the high street, so that we have better shopping opportunities every day, not just once a week or once a month. This is demonstrated by the opening next week of a deli in Dartmouth Road by one of the market stalls.

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03-09-2012 08:59 PM

Catford market seemed to have Circulus / Princes in the Tower as a draw this Sunday.....maybe curious / eccentric live music is the way forward.

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07-09-2012 10:37 AM

this is all good stuff, I went to the Norwood Fest at Knights Hill last week this is held once a month on Sundays, lots of fabulous food stalls, and a great vintage market, very good community spirit with mostly young families, maybe we could try it out when the Pools is up and running using the forecourt of Louise House????

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