Part of push to make road more attractive to shoppers
North End Road will be closed to traffic on Saturday December 6 for a special festive market.
The experiment is part of a push to revive North End Road which is seeing local residents, businesses and stallholders working in an action group with the council to revive the road and make it more attractive to visitors and shoppers.
On December 6 North End Road up to Lillie Road will be pedestrianised and filled on both sides with an expanded, traffic-free market packed with dozens of new stalls selling festive presents, hand-made decorations, crafts, jewellery and art, clothes, cakes, hot food and mulled wine - and loads more.
Councillor Ben Coleman, the borough's Local Business Champion says: " This one-day trial will create a more vibrant, attractive shopping area packed with stalls on both sides. We hope people will come and get their seasonal shopping off to a cracking start.
"We also want local residents and businesses to tell us afterwards what they thought of the day. What did it show us? Should we do it again?"
To allow for the event, North End Road will be closed to traffic and diversions will be in place between Lillie Road and Dawes Road from 6am to 8pm on December 6, as shown on this map:
North End Road will be closed to traffic and diversions will be in place between Lillie Road and Dawes Road from 6am to 8pm on December 6.
- Bus routes 28 and 391 will be diverted via Lillie Road and Dawes Road.
- There will be vehicle access to all side roads for residents via Walham Grove and Shorrolds Road or by managed access across North End Road.
- There will be no access to North End Road from Anselm Road, Armadale Road, Coomer Place, Epirus Road, Eustace Road, Haldane Road, Halford Road, Racton Road, Tournay Road or Sedlescombe Road.
- Stewards will supervise residents' access to and from Coomer Place via Racton Road and to Haldane Road via Halford Road.
- An emergency gate on Ongar Road will be left open to allow access to Lillie Road.
- Resident parking restrictions will remain in place.
You can see a high resolution version of this map here
After the festive market, there will be an open public meeting where businesses and residents are invited to review the day and discuss next steps for reviving North End Road. The meeting will be at St John's Church Fulham, the the bottom of North End Road by Vanston Place at 7pm on Wednesday December 10.
For further information, please email Christine.Powell@lbhf.gov.uk.