300 call for Chadwell St Mary market

Potential location for a market in Chadwell St Mary [Pic: Google Maps]

Potential location for a market in Chadwell St Mary [Pic: Google Maps]

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MORE than 300 people have signed a petition calling for a market to be set up in Chadwell St Mary.

Shop owner Hayley Chaplin presented the names to a council meeting, arguing the addition of a marketwould give the area a muchneeded injection of trade, as well as providing shoppers with things they are unable to get elsehere.

Mrs Chaplin said the land in front of shops in Defoe Parade was unused and could be a great site.

She said: “What we want is for people to come back together again. Defoe Parade used to be a buzzing area, it had a lot of people there, a lot of interest – now it is dead.”

She added: “We already have a number of people who are very willing to come and put a stall on that site, so we’re calling on the council to use this piece of land.

“It would also stop children playing about on it and causing a nuisance to shopkeepers.

“And it would bring more trade while people are looking around the market and bring the council a bit more revenue too.”

The idea was welcomed by Chadwell Community Forum chairman Peter Saunders.

He said: “Chadwell suffers like the rest of Thurrock from being too close to Lakeside and the big supermarkets, so any initiative to try to revitalise businesses in the area is good in my book.

“The only possible problem is parking because it can get a little bit busy.”

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11:00am Thu 7 Aug 14

blakkwasp says...

Brilliant idea and they could have a farmers market on a sunday!! would really help the local area.
Brilliant idea and they could have a farmers market on a sunday!! would really help the local area. blakkwasp
  • Score: 5

9:46pm Thu 7 Aug 14

dave42 says...

Yes it would be a good idea to have these markets, if they do lets hope it won't be a five minute wonder and then fade away.
Yes it would be a good idea to have these markets, if they do lets hope it won't be a five minute wonder and then fade away. dave42
  • Score: 5

11:43pm Thu 7 Aug 14

loulouw29 says...

Corringham all over again. Good luck to whoever tries it - you'll need it.
Corringham all over again. Good luck to whoever tries it - you'll need it. loulouw29
  • Score: 2

8:55am Tue 12 Aug 14

stuart695 says...

the fact they should call for a new market so close to Grays says a lot about how dreadful Grays centre continues to be (as well as the market) and how it just goes from bad to worse; while the council and its consultants fiddle but do nothing tangible in any meaningful time frame.
the fact they should call for a new market so close to Grays says a lot about how dreadful Grays centre continues to be (as well as the market) and how it just goes from bad to worse; while the council and its consultants fiddle but do nothing tangible in any meaningful time frame. stuart695
  • Score: 0

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