A letter from Graham Hill regarding his proposed farmers market in Winchmore Hill

on Thursday, 27 February 2014. Posted in N21 Business Blog




Proposed Farmers Market

Land adjacent to Winchmore Hill Station, Station Road, Winchmore Hill. N21 3NG


Dear N21 residents

Some of you might have read my plans for the land adjacent to Winchmore Hill station in last week's article in the www.n21online.com website and weekly newsletter . My name is Graham Hill and I have put a planning application in with Enfield Council to have a farmers market on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays. I have been working on this idea for a little over a year now and I think I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Unfortunately it now appears there is a local charter that could prohibit us from opening on Saturdays but never the less we still plan to open on Sundays.


I believe a local farmers market is exactly what the 'village' needs and a perfect fit for both the local residents and local shops. Any of you that have visited the now popular farmers markets around London will know there is a real buzz about them and apart from the fact that you can buy real quality locally produced food direct from the farmers, growers, bakers and fishermen it is also a nice way to spend an hour or so trying the samples and spending time looking at all the unusual and food available.


So at this stage our planning application is with the council for your consideration prior to a planning meeting probably sometime in April. As with all planning applications of this type local support is essential if we are going to make this happen so if you could email this address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and in a single line give your support to our planning application it would help.


My intention is to work side by side with the residents and local traders and as such I have only asked for a temporary one year planning permission so that if for any reason this market isn't working for the local community or shops we can change the way we do things or if necessary stop it.


With this in mind I would really appreciate your views and so I plan to be at Cheryl and Steve's Bike Boutique, 57 Station Road on Thursday 6th March from 5pm to 7pm were I would happy to meet you all and address any concerns you might have.


Graham Hill

Graham Hill explains why he would like to set up a farmers market adjacent to Winchmore Hill Station.

Comments (10)

  • Sarah King

    Sarah King

    27 February 2014 at 20:10 |
    Planning application reference P14-00508PLA www.enfield.gov.uk


  • Clare Johnstone

    Clare Johnstone

    28 February 2014 at 12:25 |
    Graham, good luck with this project it would be so exciting and a real benefit to Winchmore Hill


  • Janice Mann

    Janice Mann

    01 March 2014 at 09:52 |
    Wonderful idea. I would love to see a Farmer's Market in N21 and this seems the perfect location. A Farmer's Market is special and not like a 'general' market such as the one in Enfield Town.


  • Ed


    03 March 2014 at 17:40 |
    Graham, I hope to meet you at the event to give you my support. This is a fantastic idea and I am sure it would be very well attended by people from Winchmore Hill and further afield. It is just what Winchmore Hill needs to bring the community together and it would also benefit local businesses bringing extra passing trade for them and a visibility to people who don't necessarily know about the fantastic shops we have here.


  • Sarah


    06 March 2014 at 22:00 |
    Well done, this is exactly what Winchmore Hill needs a proper Farmers Market. I've already sent my email to them and posted to all of my friends in Winchmore to do the same. Just seen the meeting and I've missed it. Good luck.


  • Davina


    11 March 2014 at 10:13 |
    A great idea, just what The Green needs to attract residents such as ourselves at the weekend. My family and I fully support this.


  • Adrian Webb

    Adrian Webb

    18 March 2014 at 12:58 |
    Graham Hi

    This is a really good idea and has my 100% support, please drop me a line I can help, being for 20 years a local trader at Regatta on the green and being heavily involved with the recent Events on the Green I have first hand local knowledge which should be of assistance.
    I would also wish to register my interest as a trader when you get this open.
    Lets talk further Graham.


  • Manuel


    30 March 2014 at 02:24 |
    Such a wonderful idea!! That's what we really need in winchmore hill!!
    I fully support the application, which will tremendously strengthen our community!


  • Sonia


    17 June 2014 at 22:37 |
    Hi Graham,

    I'm so happy that you've been actively trying to bring in a Farmer's Market in Winchmore Hill. It's crazy that it may not open on Saturday. I hope more people wake up to the benefits of eating local produce and food and that we support our local farmers and not the huge supermarket chains.


  • Gemma


    23 November 2014 at 08:56 |
    Hi Graham,
    This is a fantastic idea and just what the village green would benefit from. My partner and I have just bought a house by the green and this is a very exciting development to hear about. Good luck with this x


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