Tulse Hill Market

When the Tulse Hill Forum was set up one of the ways residents said they wanted to improve the area was access to local food and goods. The idea of a Tulse Hill market was thus born; based on the success of Norwood feast and the Herne Hill Market.

Three areas have been identified as suitable by Lambeth Council Officers:

  • Corner of Upper Tulse Hill and Brixton Hill  (Rush Common)
  • Corner of Tulse Hill and Upper Tulse Hill ( Near High Trees)
  • Pavement below Jubilee School and the new Sainsbury’s.

Tulse Hill Forum is now working with a number of local traders to finalise the site and find out what resident’s would like to see on sale at the market.

Please complete the survey on line below or paper copies can be obtained at:

LeDeli Corner,   21 Upper Tulse Hill, London, SW2 2SD

High trees, St Martins Learning Centre,  220 Upper Tulse Hill, London SW2 2NS

There has been written on the economic benefits of local markets such as this article from the one from the PPS (Project for Public Spaces) www.pps.org/reference/markets-approach/

In a 2002 survey of over 800 customers from a variety of indoor and open-air markets around the country, PPS discovered that 60% of market shoppers also visited nearby stores on the same day; of those, 60% said that they visited those additional stores only on days that they visit the market.

And the New Economics Foundation (NEF) World on a Plate report (2006)

Measuring the current local and community impact of Queens Market including its economic impact, employment impact and its contribution to enterprise generation in one of the capitals most deprived boroughs the report finds that Queens Market generates over £13 million for the local economy with £9 million spent on food, in addition, the report finds that not only are fresh fruit and vegetables on average half the price of supermarkets, four out of five visitors to the market cited choice as their main reason for shopping there, and a ‘shopping basket’ exercise found that items bought at the market were on average 53 per cent cheaper than at a local ASDA Wal-Mart supermarket. The market also offers particular benefits to low-income customers not available at supermarkets – they can use informal bargaining and haggling to achieve substantial discounts.

The report also finds that the Market provides twice as many jobs per square foot of retail as supermarkets, and that the combination of low overheads and flexible business rates mean that the market serves as nursery in which a diverse range of enterprises can start, flourish and grow.

One of the young ladies, Shenice, was part of a Tulse Hill Market put on by the Tulse Hill Forum in Rush Common earlier this year, and features in the video of young ladies at the market seen in the screenshot above. You can view the video via this link.

Shenice said, “I want to be able to sell my own things, make my own business, and show my artwork and designs on T-shirts.” For the first market, Shenice is likely to have samples of her work on the walls to be viewed, ahead of taking her own table at a later market. Shenice and her friends are currently working on planning and promoting the market.   

Their efforts are being supported by local estate agents, Edward Ashdale, who are helping to publicise and fund the launch of the market, as well as sponsoring a raffle prize on the day. John Adamthwaite, who met the market organisers in the Scout Hut itself, said “It’s a pleasure to be associated with the young ladies and their new market.”

While these may be ambitious targets for a local Tulse Hill Market people whom are working to make it happen locally say why below:

Stephane has lived in the Brixton Hill/Tulse Hill area for 6-7years and “always thought we could do a monthly market” since he has opened LeDeli Corner “all my customers would like to see, especially fresh fruit and vegetables”

Stephane Carlinet LeDeli Corner

The idea for a market has been mentioned to me by lots of people in Tulse Hill over the last few years, I have been meeting with local people over the past year and exploring different locations. A market will help to keep money in the area and improve access to fresh food.

Cllr Marcia Cameron

I feel that our area “Tulse Hill” has many people who have skills as designers, artist, cooks, and crafters but can’t afford a place to sell their products.  I feel that having a local market that is affordable for local people to be stall holders, would allow these talents to be demonstrated. It would create a place where ideas and production can be tested. If we had a market in the Tulse Hill area I would like other enterprise support to be linked to it, so that local people can develop their skills and go on to greater things…

Erica Tate (Chair Tulse Hill Forum)

Faith Groups and Churches

Holy Trinity Tulse Hill

HolyTrinity Church and Saint Matthias Centre
Trinity Rise
020 8674 6721

Caribbean – Hindu Society

16 Ostade Road Brixton Hill  
SW2 2BB  
United Kingdom
Tel No: 0208 674 0755
Email: om@chcstemple.org.uk

Green and Growing Projects

There are a number of green and growing projects in Tulse Hill most of them need volunteers and will offer training to local people; below are the ones The Forum knows about, but if you would like your group listed, please email the Forum @ enquries@tulsehillforum.org.uk

Cressingham Gardens pamelawooddroffe@yahoo.co.uk
Palace Road Gardens mcateergerry@hotmail.com
St Matthews Estate Green Fingers Growing Club ewa.neal1@tiscali.co.uk
Local master gardener (will help train people to garden) stephenthorpe37@hotmail.com
Josephine Avenue  tim.fairhurst@me.com
Ewen Crescent Daniela.darby@mht.co.uk
Tulse Hill estate Helen.grimley@yahoo.co.uk
Poly Tunnel food and growing project on the Tulse Hill Estate lambethpoly@gmail.com

Tenants and Residents Associations

Tenants and Residents Associations (TRAs) campaign to improve and co-ordinate services on their estates.

Cressingham Gardens Estate Tenants and Residents Association
Type of organisationCommunity association
Contact NamesGerlinde Gniewosz
AddressRotunda, Cressingham Gardens Estate, Tulse Hill
Telephone07758 086084
Preferred mode of contacte-mail
Deronda Estate Tenants & Residents Association
Type of organisation 
Contact nameT O’Mahoney
Telephone number0208 674 6893
Address17 Constantine House, Deronda Estate, Abbess Close, London, UK, SW2 3BN
Preferred mode of contact 
The Fields Tenants and Residents Association
Type of organisationResidents association
Contact NamesTerrie Possell (Chair) & Sharon Smith (Secretary)
AddressThe Community Flat, 14 Saxonfield Close, Tulse Hill, London SW2 2UN
Preferred mode of contacte-mail
Roupell Park Estate Tenants and Residents Association
Type of organisationresident management organisation
Contact NamesMary Simpson – URH Chair
AddressBrockham Drive, Roupell Park Estate, LondonSW2 3RY
Telephone020 7926 0219
Preferred mode of contactTel/e-mail
St Mathews Estate Tenants and Residents Association
Type of organisationResidents association
Contact NamesRowena Parsons

Children and Young People

Adventure Playground Tulse Hill.  Term time and holiday programme  www.high-trees.org
High Trees Community Development Trust. 
Term time and Holiday programmes for children and young people including a Homework club for 8-13 year olds. www.high-trees.org

St Mathews Project.  The St. Matthew’s Project offers free, structured football and coaching sessions in a safe, friendly environment to young people aged from 6 to 21. St. Matthew’s F.C is an F.A Charter Standard club, but the St. Matthew’s Project is much more than just a football club, delivering a wide range of activities and development opportunities and offering support to young people beyond the football pitch.  www.thesmp.net

2nd South Lambeth Scouts at Fenstanton Primary School, Scouts,cubs and beavers. Activities for 5-14 year-olds

Territorial Army TA Centre132 Upper Tulse Hill London SW2 2RRTel: 0208 674 3266