11am-4pm, Saturday March 31st 2018

The THIRD CR7 Market will take place on Easter weekend – Saturday March 31st – on Thornton Heath High Street. It will take place between 11am-4pm and coincide with Crystal Palace’s home match against Liverpool.

The early 12.30pm kick off will give stallholders a guaranteed footfall providing custom from football fans and local people while the match is on.

We expect stalls to be located outside the Job Centre, Salvation Army and Whitehorse roundabout. There will be no stalls on Ambassador House.

We are inviting applications from local artisans and food sellers. Also good quality bric a brac along with stallholders wanting to sell plants and flowers.

December saw the launch of the first of a three month market pilot in Thornton Heath. Despite the weather over 30 stallholders traded at our first Christmas market providing an array of local arts, crafts and food.

It coincided with a successful campaign to raise £1,200 for an ice-rink – the first in Thornton Heath –
and also featured local talent showcased in the Salvation Army centre.

The market pilot has been organised by the Thornton Heath Community Action Team.

The first market at Christmas saw over 30 stallholders offering local arts, crafts and food showcase their goods on the High Street.

Many of the same stallholders enjoyed the market enjoyed so much they returned for the January market.

 

Photo by Neil Tanner

The second market on January 27 coincided with the successful light festival staged in Thornton Heath as part of Croydon’s 2019 bid to become borough of culture.

The January market focussed on two sites Ambassador House in the day and the evening the light festival in Trumble Gardens. The latter also included the CR7 Culture organised music and dance festival. Traders so well that many sold out two hours in to the five hour event.

Sabrina Gigante of Coffee Daddies, whose hot chocolate was a huge hit with festival goers, said: “It was a brilliant show and the Croydon community are amazing! “

The earlier market at Ambassador House provided a difficult backdrop for trader as it was battered by wind and rain during the afternoon and has ruled it out as a future market location.

 

If you would like to get involved, email: weekend@cr7market.co.uk

*We are hopeful that in time £25,000 set aside as part of the regeneration for the street market will be released by the council but in the meantime we have received financial backing from local councillors Alison Butler, Jamie Audsley and Humayun Kabir towards the pilot. The council has also made a contribution to the pilot.