Monday 1 April 2019

Support is growing for Save Ridley Road campaign

The Save Ridley Road campaign is going from strength to strength. There was a strong show of community support, and solidarity with the market traders, at the festival in Gillett Square last Saturday

Cordia, Talularose, Dollybluebelle and Aga 

The artists brought their brushes and paints...  


and Hackney's legendary Ray Carless played his saxophone... 

Prince Terralox
and we also had DJs...

Chloe Giles and Aleh

and Food Not Borders brought us free vegan food...

Lauren and Zaia

and we heard speeches from Save Ridley Road campaign... 


and from the campaigners of Ward's Corner Save Latin Village ...



and we had help and advice from London Renters Union...


and performances by spoken word artists and poets....

Soraya and Nafeesah

and we made sure...


that the message from our community.... 

to the developers and the Council ....


was loud and clear.... 
Save Ridley Road!


As someone rightly said "You've got to fight to save the London you love". Our weapons of choice last Saturday were art, music, poetry, love and solidarity! 

(Plus local people wrote over 150 thoughtful comments and objections to the planning application for redevelopment of the Ridley Road Shopping Village. Yeh! Ed

You can see the details here of the planning application, under Hackney's reference 2017/2897. 
If it helps with your objections you can see ours here
You can object to the planning application quoting the application number 2017/2897 by email to or by writing to Hackney Planning Service, 2 Hillman Street, London, E8 1FB .  Do it now - numbers count!  

All photos copyright of Tamara Rabea 

1 comment:

  1. Do ask Ange if she'd make that splendid design available to others. Whether the original was printed or embroidered, it's stunning and would make a great way to carry on campaigning to preserve our beloved market.


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