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New Saturday food market launches in Druid Street

A new weekly food market has launched at the eastern end of Druid Street.

New Saturday food market launches in Druid Street
New Saturday food market launches in Druid Street

Devised by journalist Miranda York, the market has received 20,000 funding from Southwark Council's High Street Challenge.

The market takes place on Saturdays in front of the railway arches at the Abbey Street end of Druid Street where several breweries and food businesses already sell their products to the public.

The organisers say they aim to serve locals as well as visitors to the area, and to complement the existing food traders around Maltby Street and Spa Terminus.

However, the new market is directly opposite homes on the Arnold Estate and complaints of noise and antisocial behaviour have led one resident to apply to the council for a formal review of the Anspach and Hobday brewery's premises licence which is due to be considered next month.

Banners with the slogan 'residents say no to Druid Street Market' were also displayed opposite the market stalls on Saturday.

• Druid Street Market is held on Saturdays 9am-4pm; details at www.druid.st

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