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Boris says very soon, when they have the funds. He loved getting up Crouch Hill on his!
Boris said: “We’ve got to put the village back in the city. We’ve got to bring back things that make people love the village atmosphere.” Couldn't agree more, links to what was said about brining personality back to then high street. Great piece on H Journal about the visit:http://www.hornseyjournal.co.uk/news/london_mayor_boris_praises_cro...
The visit was a huge success and it gave us a chance to introduce him to the concept of The Crouch End Project. He was pretty bowled over by it, really tapped into his passion for sustainability and stimulating local economies. He was apparently very taken by the delicious yellow raspberries being grown on the roof of Budgens too!
Helene - Crouch End Project Team
There's a village atmosphere in the New York neighbourhood into which I've moved. Everybody (not just "posh foodies") meets at the weekly farmers' market one block from my new home. I take my veg waste there, and it ends up being composted at a nearby huge urban rooftop farm, called Brooklyn Grange. I visited it yesterday and told them about Foodfromthesky.
I'm glad Boris's visit was a success. When he was first Mayor and we were having an urban agriculture conference in City Hall, he popped in and said: "I hear all you chaps are going to grow food, jolly good show!" This led to the Capital Growth scheme.
There's an opportunity right now for enhancing the village atmosphere by actively backing the renewed campaign for a Crouch End farmers' market. I realise it's awkward for the Crouch End Project and Budgens to appear "political" or take sides, but you can't go on allowing a few people who don't believe the facts to continue blocking it, giving the Council an excuse to do nothing. From the perspective of distance I can see even more clearly how ridiculous this is.
Can anybody explain how this temporary relaxation of the street trading rules came about? What exactly has to happen for it to lead to a farmers' market, as predicted in the press (leading to s disproportionate backlash from the few opposers)?