On 16th December 2017 the first of a three month market pilot was launched by Thornton Heath Community Action Team.
We also fundraised and open the first ice-rink in Thornton Heath.
It proved to be very much a learning curve with plenty of positives and a few negatives which the market team are working to iron out in time for the next market. We are looking at providing seating, music, and entertainment on Ambassador House.
The January market has on two sites Ambassador House and Trumble Gardens where the Light Festival is being staged.
If you are interested in booking a stall or would like to get involved, email: email@example.com
16th December 2017
Photo by Neil Tanner
Here are few comments from stallholders and shoppers about the Christmas market:
“I felt I did quite well and really didn’t expect to. I made more here than a year ago in Boxpark.”
“Thank you so much for giving myself and business the opportunity to be part of the CR7 Market. It was a great experience and just lovely to see our local community family, friends and neighbours out and about supporting the project.“
“Just to say how much we enjoyed the market yesterday! A big thank you to all involved, it was a great event with plenty of stalls to browse and our two-year-old had lots of fun with all the craft activities. Looking forward to the next one.”
“Just back from the Christmas Market. It was fantastic- lovely merchandise sold at the stalls – grabbed some vegan goodies and a signed Caribbean cook book.”
“A big congratulations for the successful event, and I would love to come again to the next Market.“
“Walking around on Saturday the most striking and important part of the market was the sense of community… and on that count it succeeded hands down!!! Congratulations on all participants for an amazing achievement.”
“Wow what an exciting day yesterday was. Thank you to the fantastic market team who put it all together and volunteers who helped on the day. The weather didn’t dampen spirits.”
“I can’t believe how many local people have hidden talents and skills – there are so many crafty and creative people living in Thornton Heath!”
“Lovely atmosphere in Thornton Heath today, thank you to everyone involved in organising and everyone taking part and out enjoying the market with plenty to browse and buy the January 27th market is expected to be even better.”
*We are hopeful that in time funding 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.