Monthly Market Round Up

April 1st

The sun shone for us all day today and considering it is the first day of the school holidays we had a fine turnout of visitors. Quite a few of us enjoyed singing along with the musicians. One of whom; Tyla has just received confirmation of her place in the Brit school, congrats Tyla. So remember folks when she is a famous singer song writer, you saw her here first!

Stall holders provided a lovely array of Easter and Spring themed produce.  We welcomed new stallholders Tom cat sussex dry gin, which despite the early start was very popular on the tasting front (can’t for the life of me think why, hic!)  The Healthy start scheme offered voucher for free fruit and veg to low income families and did a consultation on proposed changes to items available on prescription.   The Heritage Society brought along some fantastic framed prints of local sites 100 years ago and educated us on local history.   We also delighted winners of our flower basket raffle, local residents; Beth and Luis.  See below.  The Basket was kindly donated by Fountain Flowers and the proceeds of the raffle will go towards Groves Residential’ High St Hanging Basket project.  So Many Thanks to Fountain Flowers and Groves Residential for helping our town look beautiful.

March 3rd 2017

Despite it feeling like the first day back at school after the holidays, today was a fantastic day. The Sun came out, stall holders, (as always) provided us with gorgeous fresh quality, good value produce. We had interesting information from the Kingston pound. Southborough boys youth enterprise initiative impressed us with their selling techniques. The local councillor Terry Paton and MP James Berry were there talking to their constituents after doing a clean up in the Blagdon park with students from Burlington School. Lucy Mayer from Radio Jackie took some sound bites for a news update on us. All in all it was a very successful start to the year and a great day for the community of New Malden. Thanks to everyone who made it happen.