A letter from Graham Hill regarding his proposed farmers market in Winchmore Hill
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.
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 explains why he would like to set up a farmers market adjacent to Winchmore Hill Station.