September 18 2014 Latest news:
Sophie Morton, Reporter
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Royal Docks residents celebrated their first community market with a day of fun activities.
The four hour event, organised after users of Asta Community Hub and the Royal Docks Learning and Activity Centre expressed a wish for a community market, attracted hundreds to Pier Parade.
Tracy Smith, who helped organise it, said: “We’d allowed for 50 stalls but we had nearly 60 in the end, so it was a squeeze to fit them all in.
“Some people who live in the tower blocks had a table and said it gave them a chance to engage with the community.
“It went really well and the feedback we had was great.”
She added that a second market is planned for late September, with the ultimate outcome to run a regular community market in the Royal Docks area.