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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.
Kew Village Market is the winner of the People’s Choice Award 2019
We’re thrilled to tell you that Kew Village Market – run as it is entirely by volunteers – is officially the public’s favourite business in the borough of Richmond! In a hotly contested category of 2019’s Richmond Business Awards, with the long list of nominees reduced to a shortlist of five, Kew Village Market was declared the winner of the People’s Choice Award – to general jubilation!
The judges paid particular tribute to the quality and variety of the stalls, and Anne Newton, Richmond Chamber of Commerce CEO and Chair of the Richmond Business Awards Panel, said: ‘This People’s Choice Award category was judged by the general public and Kew Village Market won that vote against a very competitive field. Huge congratulations from us all at the Chamber of Commerce – a well deserved win!’
David Linnette, Former Chair of Kew Village Market Committee, said: ‘This award means more to us than any other because we’ve won it through the votes and support of all our customers, Kew residents and visitors alike, our wonderful stallholders, local musicians and stalwart band of volunteers. The trophy belongs to us all!’
They’re playing our song.
We’re grateful to our marvellous medley of musicians not only for bringing the party spirit to the market each month but also for their support of our charity fund-raising. Two of our favourite bands, Those In Favour and The Orchard Jazz Quartet have written and performed songs about Kew Market - enjoy.
Those in Favour
The Orchard Jazz Quartet
You can buy Kew Village Market – Taste The Music, our compilation CD of great music from favourite local bands, from the KVM stall on market Sundays, with all the profits going to local charities. Or you can now download it any time from Amazon or iTunes.
Best family cooks in the Country - Now it's official!
The Little Indian Kitchen has long been prized by Kew curry lovers. Now KVM stallholder Lorna, her sister Bobby and sister-in-law Monika have been crowned the best family cooks in Great Britain as winners of BBC2s The Big Family Cooking Showdown. ‘Every dish surprised us with amazing flavours,’ said judges Rosemary Shrager and Giorgio Locatelli. ’Everything was cooked from the heart.’ Here’s Lorna with the winner’s chopping board – not the most glamorous of trophys but no less prized for that… Huge congratulations to Lorna and her family from all her friends and customers at Kew Village Market.