New extension to Walthamstow Market – St James Street Hub starts on March 31st.

For the first time in years, Walthamstow Market will soon extend to cover the St James Street end of the High Street. This ‘St James Street Hub’ aims to offer an “exciting new mix of stalls, offering street food, deli food, vintage, crafts, up-cycling and other curiosities”. The new ‘hub’ starts on Saturday 31st March. Many of the stall holders will be local people who would really appreciate it if we all turn out on the launch day.

If you are reading this but aren’t local to the area, here’s how you can get to the new St James Hub when it launches on March 31st:

St James Street is the nearest station. It’s overland but accepts Oyster cards. Catch an overground train (Chingford Line) from Liverpool Street, Bethnal Green, Hackney Downs, Clapton, Walthamstow Central, Wood Street, Highams Park or Chingford to St James Street Station. Trains are usually every 15 minutes and it takes about 10-15 minutes to get from Liverpool Street to St James Street.

If you want to use the tube, get the Victoria Line to Walthamstow Central and walk down the High Street, or to Blackhorse Road and walk along Blackhorse Road towards the high street (or get the 158/230 bus outside the station towards St James Street, gettintg off at the International Supermarket).

Buses 158 and 230 both stop at the bottom of the High Street near to the new hub.

Cycling is really easy from Hackney, Stoke Newington, Tottenham etc- just find Springfield Marina and cycle through the marshes down Coppermill Lane until you reach ‘The Mill’ – you’ll be able to see the market in front of you.

Use the postcode E17 7LD as a destination when using online services such as TFL, Cycle Streets or The AA.

Walthamstow Market St James Hub

Street Party / Jubilee Big Lunch Questionnaire 2012: Results So Far (March 13th)

Here are the responses so far. Please spare a few minutes to fill in and return the questionnaire if you haven’t already done so.
Number of questionnaires distributed: 45
Date distributed: 1 March 2012
Number of responses: 9 by 13 March 2012

Should there be a summer street party this year?
YES 8
NO  0
NO STRONG OPINION 1

What date would you prefer? (Note some people voted for multiple dates)
No preference 2
July 7th 2
July 14th 3
July 21st 2
July 28th 2
Other suggested dates:- any except 14th

Suggestions on how the street party could be improved this year.
Nudist bathing and a fun adult strip in the night time – weather permitting
No Wind or Rain
Ceildh
More chairs available in tented and grassed area – ask folk to lend and mark their chairs

Are you (or do you know) a performer or band who might be willing to play at the party?
Lone Hand
Bronwyn Ormsby
I may do I’ll let you know

Can you spare some time to help organise the summer street party this year? If so, please leave your contact details so we can all arrange to meet up.

No
Yes but have young baby…
Yes I can photocopy and distribute newsletters

Are you interested in holding a Jubilee ‘Big Lunch’ … on Sunday June 3rd

YES 7
NO 0
NO OPINION 2

If you’d like to get involved in organising a Jubilee ‘Big Lunch’ Party, leave your name, address and contact details…
2 responses

Elmfield Bee Road

Now that spring is in the air, Debbie aims to soon start working on a ‘Bee Road‘ along the fence on the green area. This will be a strip of ‘bee friendly’ wild flowers  to help provide a habitat that bees can use to survive. If you see her out there digging I’m sure she’d appreciate some help.