Volunteers are organising Grangetown’s first street market – set to take place on Saturday 22nd July.
The occasional street market – named Grangetown World Market – is being developed to help boost the local shopping district and will be held close to the Clare Road/Penarth Road area.
The project will be holding the market off Lucknow Street – close to the shops and library – and off North Clive Street. A litter-pick will also operate around the market.
There will also be some music and crafts.
There was a tremendous response from residents coming forward to help organise it – and the next meeting will be on Monday 26th June (6.30pm) at Grangetown Library in Havelock Place.
The market is still looking for:
- Local stall-holders involved in crafts and clothing/vintage clothing
- Some diverse street-food – cold and hot.
There has already been discussions with those behind the weekly Riverside food market in terms of advice and renting equipment.
The idea being developed is for a seasonal pop-up market on the theme of World Food and Crafts, to make Grangetown’s distinctive from other street markets in the city.
A voluntary project group of local people has been set up to select stalls – including tapping in to local producers – and to organise the event. It’s not too late to join in!
Enterprise students have worked on the idea as part of the Love Grangetown, Shop Grangetown local business project – and now a group of residents are taking it forward.
There are no plans for a weekly market – but to concentrate on making a success of an occasional event. The aim is to encourage as many local food producers and crafts-people as possible to hire stalls.
In a survey by Cardiff Business School students last summer, 78% of residents and two thirds of shop owners backed the idea of an occasional street market.
Grangetown Community Action, which is supporting the wider shop local project, said: ”There was a lot of enthusiasm for the idea – and we want to help bring more residents out into the shopping district and boost the whole area.”
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