Meeting to Be Held on the Future of Chiswick Markets

Presentations will be given on proposals for Old Market Place

The Chiswick Flower Market. Picture: Anna Kunst


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There will be a chance to find out more about proposals for the future of markets in Chiswick and the Old Market Place in which they take place at an event to be held on 10 October.

The Chiswick Flower Market Team has recently run surveys of visitors, residents and local businesses. It have been working on a market strategy document, and in parallel it has commissioned a landscape architect, Luke Greysmith, to draw up proposals for the revitalisation of the Old Market Place area.

A series of presentations are to be held to hear the results of the reports and there will be a chance to view the proposals and comment on them in the Boston Room at the back of the George IV pub at 7pm. There is no charge to attend but you are asked to register in advance.

• Kathleen Mitra, Director, CFM: Survey results
• Ollie Saunders, Director, CFM: A commercial strategy for Old Market Place
• Karen Liebreich, Director, CFM: Introduction
• Luke Greysmith, Landscape Architect LGLA Projects Ltd: Proposals for OMP
• Open discussion

The Flower Market team, is a group of local residents who are all working on a voluntary basis. It has already made a number of improvements back into the High Road including launching the series of Sunday markets and replanting the High Road beds. In addition the team installed Christmas lighting and a Christmas tree last year, and organised the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.

In a statement the organisers of the Chiswick Flower Market said, “Three years ago our High Road was in dire straits with too many empty shops and a general feeling of gloom about its future. The pandemic caused further changes. In September 2020 the monthly Flower Market was launched, shortly followed by the Antiques Market, and the Cheese Market, run by fellow Chiswick-based volunteers. Since then Chiswick has begun to rise up the national High Street 'vitality' indexes, and there seems to be a new buzz around the High Road. We have won plaudits from local and national press, and place-making bodies. The departure of the police station with its subsequent development, the completion of the cycle lane, new trends in Working from Home, and a re-evaluation of the benefits of the '15-minute' city provide a moment to reflect on how we want our High Road, and in particular the central shopping area designated as Old Market Place, to evolve.

“The current infrastructure is tired and crumbling, it needs refreshing and revitalising. We need to be greener, more resilient, future-proofed. Hounslow has commissioned various consultants in recent years who are working on proposals for Chiswick. As local residents, we would like to make sure the proposals reflect the community’s in-depth knowledge and ideas. “

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September 25, 2022


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