GREAT NEWS – KEW VILLAGE MARKET REOPENS!
On Sunday 2nd May 10am–2pm 2021
We’re delighted to announce that, with the Stage 2 lifting of lockdown, your favourite local market will be returning. Covid precautions will of course be in force with social distancing, face covering and the use of hand sanitiser still vitally important.
As is our need for more volunteers to ensure the safe running of the market, particularly to help marshal customers and occasional cars. If you can spare even a couple of hours on the day please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
With around 40 of our regular friendly stallholders selling the finest food and hand-made crafts and live playing by local musicians, it’ll be quite a reunion. We’re very much looking forward to seeing you there!
Kew Village Market Committee
On the first Sunday of the month (except Jan) from 10 am and 2pm
What makes Kew Village Market so special? Is it the lovely leafy setting? The particular mix of stalls selling quality food and beautiful crafts? The great live music from local bands? All these and more add up to a monthly community event which residents, visitors and stallholders alike say is absolutely their favourite market – the very best.
With the village streets closed to traffic, on the first Sunday of every month (except January), around 45 independent traders set up their stalls, many of them award-winning and all of them loving what they sell, whether it’s craft beer or charcuterie, hand-knits or herbal infusions, perfect pies or pottery... And with great street food on hand the market has become quite the place to hang out for lunch, listening to the bands in the sunshine-yellow music marquee and meeting friends and neighbours.
Two-thirds of our stallholders sell food and most are with us every month while the craft stalls tend to be more occasional. To help you plan your shopping, a week before each market here you can find a list of the month’s stalls. And if you’re interested in taking a stall pitch yourself all the details are here.
Run by volunteers & supporting local charities
Kew Village Market is run entirely by local volunteers and all our operating profits are donated to local good causes. Thanks to the support of residents, visitors and stallholders over £75,000 and rising, has been given to neighbourhood charities since the market was launched in 2011. To find out more, or perhaps to nominate a worthy cause, visit our charity page. And if you know of, or play in, a local band that fancies a spot in the KVM limelight, see our music page.
We hope you enjoy visiting Kew Village Market as much as we enjoy organising it.
Your Market Needs YOU!
As KVM goes from strength to strength we really need more volunteers to make it happen – if you can spare a couple of hours each month do let us know at the stall or email email@example.com. We need help not only with the advance planning and admin but also on market day itself with the set-up and/or breakdown, or traffic marshalling, or roadying for the band. Hi-vis vest, your own whistle and a friendly atmosphere go with the job...
Goodbye to David Linnette
We are sad to announce that in January our former Chair, David Linnette, stepped down from the Market Committee after nearly 10 years. He was one of the founders of the market in 2011, and our Chair from 2016. Throughout this time he provided steady leadership and a guiding presence, despite his commitments as a Councillor until 2018 and Mayor in 2015-2016. His Mayoral visit to the market was a highlight of that particular year! For his work as KVM Chair David was recognised in the Outstanding Volunteer category of the Richmond Community Heroes Awards 2020.
We shall miss him greatly and wish him every success in the future.
You can find details of the current members of the Committee here.
Help spread the word
The success of the market really depends on people attending it to support their local businesses and charities, so do please let all your friends know about KVM and also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. The best way to keep up to date with the market plans is to sign up for our newsletter below: