Greenwich Council have announced a new market for Woolwich. Well, a sorta expanded existing market really.
It will offer a range of goods at Beresford Square and compliments the recently opened Street Feast at the covered market nearby which seems to have got off to a flying start.
Beresford Square market has struggled for years. Millions were spent on improving the area but upkeep has been poor and parts are not particularly appealing.
Hopes the space would become bustling have not been realised. This was drawn up when millions were spent in recent years. Maintenance has not been great since.
The “new” market will operate from 9am to 5.30pm or 6pm on:
- Monday 12 to Saturday 17 March
- Monday 25 to Saturday 30 June.
Stalls will offer:
- German sausages
- French cheeses
- Chinese noodles
- Caribbean food
- Greek food
- Italian textiles
- Ecuadorian crafts
The aim is to encourage more people to boost the existing market in Beresford Square.
The former farmers market at the Arsenal site had to leave their former site as Berkeley gear up to build a controversial block on listed buildings which will reduce light levels for many existing residents.
Unlike most of the site, that block was never included in area masterplans.
The operators of the farmers market hoped to move to a spot outside the Heritage Centre but Greenwich Council want them to move to Beresford Square. Will they be a part of this new market? Even if they are, it only operates for a limited time so what happens on other weekends?
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