Via the Transition Town Redbridge Newsletter.
The Seven Kings Business Partnership organised a small pop up event by Seven Kings station on Saturday 13 June. This provided the opportunity to encourage closer working between the local businesses and community, aimed at providing experience for small businesses to develop their trading skills and encourage economic and community activity in Seven Kings High Road. Ten stalls traded on the day, all from Seven Kings, Ilford, Goodmayes and Chadwell Heath, plus two stalls run by the Safer Neighbourhoods team and Paracarnival.
Organic Ilford and Step Outside Guides used the opportunity to develop their businesses. Mr Patel of ‘Classic Halal Foods Ltd’ welcomed the opportunity to become more involved with the community while Sat Kumar of ‘Hansons Estates’ and Chair of the Seven Kings Business Partnership said ‘This was a fantastic community event – we managed to pull this off with just a small team with the help of local businesses and community members’.
Sophia Hubs will be looking for more opportunities for pop up events, such as Barkingside which has a new town square with a space for covered markets.
Over to you Barkingside Business Partnership ...