close search

Our Market for Brentford High Street

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Our Market for Brentford High Street

Our Market for Brentford High Street

London Sustainability Exchange By London Sustainability Exchange

A revitalised Sunday market has returned to Ancient Brentford; tasty food and valuable community space. We now want to create Saturday & “through the week” events to bring our high street to life.

Brentford Delivery stage

pledged of £27,145

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

On Sunday 12 May 2013, our market returned to ancient Brentford, the Capital of Middlesex, West London. The Sunday Market offering tasty food and a community space has been the first step. Our local community groups want to bring at least 2000 new visitors to the high street for ‘Brentford Saturdays’. Our centrepiece will be two exciting events that will entertain, attract and increase our customer base. Our ‘Moveable Feast’ will feature street food / producer stalls, cycle rickshaws taking people from restaurant to cafe, to pop-up entertainment such as a music and a ‘Cycle Cinema’. We will enhance our ‘Christmas Market’ with Santa, street musicians, and handmade crafts made from recycled products. Weekdays: we'll bring interest with outdoor table tennis, giant chess and a table football. Our enthusiastic volunteers are excited to bring environmental improvements with colourful art and fragranced “meanwhile” gardens, in small spaces which are neglected or unused.

What we'll deliver:

  • A pop up ‘Moveable Feast’ featuring street food/producer stalls
  • A 'Summer Cycle Cinema'
  • cycle rickshaw offering transport between restaurant tasters
  • Enlivening features such as; outdoor table tennis, giant chess, and 'meanwhile' gardens occupying neglected space
  • Pop up parties
  • An enhanced Christmas Market with street entertainment, local products and craft making
  • Saturday and 'through the week' events

Why it's a great idea:

Our ancient town centre is undergoing a massive face lift at the moment. We want to make sure that we enjoy our town centre while all this is happening. Some businesses find it hard to keep thriving with so many empty buildings and closed down shops. We want people to be part of the Capital of the Kingdom of Middlesex and we know that people will value our ‘meanwhile’ activities.
Our City Centre needs to be busy now as well as when all the work is done. We now want to create a Saturday and “through the week” offer that really delivers distinctively on what we know our shoppers and entrepreneurs want. Brentford High Street. Our inspiration came from an exciting walking workshop with members of our High Street steering group and Well Brentford and Syon groups led by London Sustainability Exchange (WellB&S groups include members from Syon Community Allotment, Cultivate London, Gunnersbury Park, Community Kitchen Garden & Hen Corner, Brentford Recycling Action group).

Steps to get it done:

  • Hold knitting bombing, seed bombing and guerrilla gardening activities and street art along the high street
  • Hold two fun activities to bring more people to the high street one in summer and one before Christmas.
  • Holding innovative walkshops to bring communities, schools and others to identify how to improve the highstreet
  • Locate capital works and meanwhile garden with agreement form local groups and the council
  • create living street maps of how our community wants to see in the area

We are working together long with the Market/ High Street Steering Group, the local council, London Sustainability Exchange, Syon Community Allotment, Cultivate London, Gunnersbury Park, Community Kitchen Garden & Hen Corner, Brentford Parish Centre, St John the Evangelist, Brentford Towers Resident Association & Brentford Free Church.


Location Brentford

About the space

Custom Area


LB Hounslow

How will the money be spent?Total £27,144

Chess tables etc - £7,620 (28%)
LSx Salaries - £3,511 (13%)
LSx Salaries - £3,000 (11%)
LSx support costs - £1,580 (6%)
Volunteers - £1,500 (6%)
Goody bags/advertising materials - £1,500 (6%)
Musicians and artists - £1,500 (6%)
Plants - £1,500 (6%)
Rickshaw Hire - £1,035 (4%)
Cycle cinema - £950 (4%)
Other - £3,448 (13%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Chess tables etc
LSx Salaries
LSx Salaries
LSx support costs
Goody bags/advertising materials
Musicians and artists
Rickshaw Hire
Cycle cinema
Other Read More
  • Transaction Fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • Travel & subsistence
  • Goody bags/advertsing materials
  • VAT

Total £27,144

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.

Want to help?

Do you have stuff or skills to contribute to this project? Use this tool to offer something to the project creator.

{{comment.UserName}} Creator Backer
{{reply.UserName}} Creator Backer