It’s on! Well Street Market Winter Festival – December 12, 11am to 5pm

Posted by on Sunday, November 22nd, 2015         

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The Well Street Market Winter Festival is back again – put the date in your diary!! Saturday December 12, 11am to 5pm with live music, free children’s activities and market stalls and more.

Organised by the Well Street Traders and Residents Association (WESTRA) the festival will take place with the market street closed to all traffic for the day and replaced with a live performance area, and activities organised by the Albion Kids Show.

The street will be closed to all traffic (including the 425 bus) from the Valentine Road junction to Morning Lane for the day. Please don’t park your car there after 7am as it will be removed by Hackney Council.

And if you fancy running a stall (which will be provided) then contact WESTRA on 07890 654 068 or Kay Richardson on northernlass001@hotmail.com . We will be charging for a pitch for the day.

Keep checking our Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/wellstreetmarket/?fref=ts


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Well Street market survey deadline extended to 16 October

Posted by on Friday, September 11th, 2015         

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Fill in the survey to let us know what you want for Well Street market …

 

WELL STREET Market Traders and Residents Association (WESTRA) has been in talks with Hackney Council recently about the future of the Market Street.

 

Starting from January 2016, the Council is planning a regular monthly market with stalls, with a view to building up interest to January 2017 when hopefully, there will start to be more frequent market days.

 

Now your say is needed!  Any new market will reflect what today’s community wants to buy and sell.

 

Please fill in this quick survey and return by 16 October 2015:  A.G. Price Florist, 217/219 Well Street E9 6QU.

 

Fill in online –

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/D89G8GT

 

Printed copies of the survey are being delivered to letterboxes in an area around Well Street market. Copies will also be available in some shops.

 

WESTRA volunteers are running a community stall in Well Street market every Saturday in September from 12noon to 3pm.

 

You can also email us at ian.rathbone@tiscali.co.uk

 

Would you like to run a stall? Let us know!

 

Keep up to date by signing up to our Facebook page: Well Street Market –

 

https://www.facebook.com/wellstreetmarket

 

Join the conversation on twitter #wellstmarket

 



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Survey coming soon asking you about what you would like to see in Well Street market!

Posted by on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015         

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Well Street is changing – look out for the market survey coming your way soon!

 

WESTRA has agreed a new forward strategy with Hackney Council for bringing a market to the street on a monthly basis from January 2016.

 

A survey has been compiled by business and residents meeting in June and that is now on its way to be printed and circulated in the area.

 

We are also looking to applying for funding for a business start-up scheme, and to boost existing businesses and footfall in the street.

 

Come and meet other businesses and residents at our next meeting and find out more about how we can shape the future of our market street. The Council’s Town Centre manager will also be present.

 

 

6.30pm, Wednesday, September 2, TJs Salon, 198 Well Street E9.



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Well Street is changing – look out for the market survey coming your way soon!

Posted by on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015         

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WESTRA has agreed a new forward strategy with Hackney Council for bringing a market to the street on a monthly basis from January 2016.

 

A survey has been compiled by businesses and residents meeting in June and that is now on its way to be printed and circulated in the area. Please fill it in and return to the address provided. An online version will also be available.

 

We are also looking to applying for funding for a business start-up scheme, and to boost existing businesses and footfall in the street.

 

Come and meet other businesses and residents at our next meeting and find out more about how we can shape the future of our market street. The Council’s Town Centre manager will also be present.

 

6.30pm, Wednesday, September 2, TJs Salon, 198 Well Street E9.



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Well Street market looking for new stalls

Posted by on Saturday, May 16th, 2015         

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Well Street market E9 is open Mondays to Saturdays and has plenty of space for new stalls. Why not give it a try? Contact WESTRA on 07890 654 068 or email ian.rathbone@tiscali.co.uk



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150 year old market comes alive!

Posted by on Friday, December 12th, 2014         

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THE Well Street Community Christmas Market kicks off on Saturday December 13 with the 150 year old market street fully closed off for the first time in 30 years and more than 36 stalls on both sides of the street from valentine Road to Morning Lane.

Cllr Sharon Patrick, Speaker of Hackney, will be present to snip the ribbon and declare the market open at 11am.

“There has been a market here for nearly 200 years and the Christmas Market is about encouraging that to grow again with a new exciting market with local residents selling items,” said Ian Rathbone, Secretary of the Well Street Traders and Residents Association (WESTRA).

As well as traditional seasonal features like Mulled wine, home-made traditional cakes and Father Christmas, the Festival offers food, clothes, jewellery – and entertainments including face painting, the Albion Kids show boat, jugglers, and local musicians playing live on stage.

Local charity Hackney Quest – which the market is also supporting – will have some of their young people performing dance routines on stage at 1pm.

And the local Post office will be re-launched by the Speaker – it now offers all the services previously only available at main branches.

Jo Price, WESTRA Co-chair, whose family have run a florists shop in the area for more than 60 years, added: “A market is a community hub and we want to see it as a lively place where everyone from our diverse community can get together. There’s several cafes and a lively pub under new ownership, where people can sit down, have a cup of tea or coffee or other drink and relax for a chat.”

Terry O’Mahoney, WESTRA Co-Chair, emphasised: “We also have a full complement of shops here in Well Street market, with everything from greengrocers to hair stylists, from DIY to flowers, from health foods to opticians and dentists, two chemists and a Post Office which now does everything. In fact, everything you could want from a shopping experience is here. Come and find out more.”

Festival Organiser Kevin Jones said: “It’s brilliant – Well St Christmas community market was a fabulous event last year with kids, dance, music, families, bakers, jewellers, designers, food, juices, fashion, flowers, choirs, kids entertainment and the best of enterprising entrepreneurial Hackney. Don’t miss it!”

Other stalls will be selling sewn and cross stitched items, handmade Christmas cards and decorations, and stalls reflecting the growing local artist community in the area.

Thanks to the Chatham Ward Community First Fund, and Community Links for helping to fund part of the Festival, and for all the help from Hackney Council in closing the street for the day.

Check us out on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/wellstreetmarket
Email us at ian.rathbone@tiscali.co.uk



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Come to Well Street Community Christmas Market on Saturday December 13, 11am to 5pm

Posted by on Saturday, November 29th, 2014         

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ALL are welcome to come to the Well Street Community Christmas Market, Saturday December 13, from 11am to 5pm, organised by Well Street Traders and Residents Association (WESTRA).(Photo of last year’s festival market)

If you want to run a stall – please email ian.rathbone@tiscali.co.uk with your details and what you are selling. The cost will be £20 a stall which is being subsidised in various ways. Thanks to sponsors: Chatham Ward Community First Fund, Community Links, Hackney Council, Barclays bank, WESTRA.

The whole street will be closed off from Valentine Road to Morning Lane to help the market be safe and secure. We look forward to an even bigger market and more folk coming this year. As well as stalls there will be live music, hot food, entertainment for children including facepainting and Santa, mulled wine and carol singing and lots more.
Come and support your local economy!



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