Tulse Hill Station area has seen commercial neglect / empty shops in recent times, yet there is promise of major redevelopment in the area with a new gyratory, shops and identity. We want to seize the opportunity this presents for local people to be entrepreneurial, particularly the long-term unemployed. The proposed monthly pop-up market event TWIST on Station Rise has support from Lambeth Council and a series of public consultations have evidenced positive buy-in from local residents, Forums and stakeholders. Events will be Thursdays 3pm–8pm, co-organised with James Wilson CIC where they have already trialled a pavement market without the need for road closures. A good relationship exists with West Norwood Feast market (local knowledge transfer). On the ground logistics for TWIST will be organised in collaboration with Brixton Market CIC (marquees/set-up). Consultation favours affordable products showcasing local skills and culture, strengthening community cohesion & sustainability.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Tree Shepherd believes that everybody has the right to the self-respect and well-being that comes from rewarding employment. For many this is self-employment. They can earn money doing what they have always had a passion for. We nurture many local jobless people (350+) looking for local chances in Lambeth to test-trade or trade their ideas but due to very high competition they have not been able to access the street markets. This is made more frustrating by the fact that several Lambeth markets are organised by companies from outside London with traders (not necessarily local residents) preventing local people from participating. We offer enterprise training at High Trees on Tulse Hill and know there is a wealth of local people in Tulse Hill Estate and the immediate area who want to trade and shop locally. They can sell their produce at reasonable prices that won't alienate their own neighbours and will attract new customers. 2000 commuters pass through the station daily - it's ideal.
Steps to get it done:
In the past three years West Norwood has seen much needed investment injections from Lambeth, CRP and The Mayor's Fund. This end of the long street has new streetscapes, shop frontage, a new health centre and incoming cinema plus a monthly highly successful market event - FEAST. The Tulse Hill end of the street (beyond the bridge) however has not benefitted from these initiatives - seen by some as the 'poor cousin'. The commuter £ pound is being overlooked. There are plans under way for the gyratory and Norwood Road and the Tulse Hill/Thurlow Park area will benefit from regeneration in the years to come, however 'Twist on Station Rise' 2015/16 is a great way to create a splash now. It will help bring on board and harness the energies of the resident community, creating job and trade opportunities for the less well off. It will also help put Tulse Hill on the map, paving the way for future street markets and events and helping the resident businesses - many of which are new to the area.
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Hello from Twist on Station Rise Street Market! Our GLA contract has just been signed which means your pledge for the Tulse Hill Market will be taken from your account within the week, latest 25th November 2015. 1st market is 26th November 3pm - 8pm. Thank you very much for your pledge. Lydia Gardner at Tree Shepherd 020 3697 1540 www.treeshepherd.org.uk / www.twistonstationrise.co.uk
Just an update on the latest trader to sign up for Twist on Station Rise - Patricia Whyte with @whytebells. Patricia will be trading her handmade bath products from inside the Hub (the market will be both outside the station along "Twist Alley" and in this lovely cafe). If you know any other traders wishing to sign up, its £140 for 7 x markets if on benefits (£280 if not). There's going to be lots of press and promotion for everybody taking part. Exciting times! Contact Lydia on 020 3697 1540 or email@example.com