Support Somers Town Make Chalton Street Great campaign. Chalton St. Market has been part of the fabric of Somers Town for over 100 years but is more than just a market. It is home to an ambitious engaged and diverse community – a community that want their local market to succeed and grow. With a number of major construction projects in the area it is now time to strengthen the market as the intergenerational economic and social hub of the area so that it can support community resilience and help local people capture potential from opportunities nearby.
We will nurture local talent, supporting people to gain enterprise skills and trial their business ideas on the market. New traders will diversify the range of goods available, providing local access to fresh fruit, veg & more, and supporting local families to eat healthily. A programme of family-focused community events will showcase the improved market offer, increasing footfall and offering market traders the very best chance of success.
Local people want their market to grow and succeed! And local partners and businesses want to help make this happen.
This project is well supported by the local community. The draft Somers Town Neighbourhood Plan recognises that growth and renewal is about people as well as place. Their priorities include access to local shopping, promoting equal opportunities, encouraging economic growth & developing a sustainable community. All things that this project will address.
Somers Town Business, Enterprise, Employment & Training Group – and its array of partners – is committed to supporting the project, growing trader numbers and developing local skills. These include Origin Housing, Francis Crick Institute, Somers Town Future & more. Now is the time to secure the market place as the focal point of community activity and coordinate the wealth of experience, support and opportunity in the area.
For more information about this campaign and to make a pledge click here.