Lambeth Council has announced plans to give Lower Marsh market a much-needed tidy-up.
Lambeth's Street Care division is taking action to deal with eyesores such as derelict stalls and illegal fly-tipping.
The strategy includes a cull of the 12 stalls, some but not all of which are derelict, which left on the street overnight. In the words of the council they are "ugly, make the market look cheap and shoddy, form a traffic hazard, make it difficult to clean and wash the street and can be dangerously attractive to local children".
Street Care agent Shane Clarke said: "Traders have been informed that abandoned stalls, and those which have not been cleared away at the end of the day, will be removed. We will be inspecting the market every evening at 6pm to check that stalls have not been unnecessarily left on the street."