Monthly Sunday Food Market For Chiswick High Road

Following success of recent food festival in the car park


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The organisers of the Food and Drink Festival EatChiswick which was held in the car-park on Chiswick High Road in June are planning a monthly Sunday market to be up and running early next year.

A regular food festival will bring a "vibrancy" to the High Road which will enhance the reputation Chiswick has already as a place for great restaurants, food, and a cafe culture, according to the organiser of EatChiswick, Eva Keogan.

Eva Keogan

The plan is currently with Hounslow Council's Transport Team who will be considering the impact of giving over the car-park outside the police station to food and drink stalls once a month. Provision for disabled parking has to be considered, and displacement parking from the council-run car-park is also to be worked out.

The organisers also hope to have a pop up market during the switch on of the Christmas lights on November 26th.

Dukes Meadows already runs a weekly Sunday farmer's market, but Ms Keogan said she did not think a monthly Sunday market on the High Road would be in conflict.

An image from the festival in June

The food festival was a success with stalls selling a variety of foods from curry to cakes. A regular market could even see a bicycle delivery scheme so locals could have their shopping delivered home.

Chiswick High Road was recently placed in the top five Great British High Streets, in a competition organised by the Department for Communities and Local Government, sponsored by several High Street chains such as Boots, Costa and M&S. It was pipped for a place in the top three finalists by Raynes Park, Pitshanger Lane Ealing and Roman Road.

The competition, now in its second year, is one of a number of initiatives to help champion high streets as the cornerstones of the community. Belper in Derbyshire emerged as the overall winner in 2014.

The award entry mentioned the social media campaign ShopChiswick and the food and drink festival EatChiswick as two projects which show "innovation and a pioneering spirit aimed at bringing local businesses up to speed with social marketing techniques and bringing people to the high street".


October 9, 2015

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