KVM newsletter June 13

Meeting and eating

A visit to Kew Village Market is as much about the sociability as the shopping, it seems. ‘A fantastic market – it brings Kew to life and people together,’ commented one visitor. ‘I always meet someone I know,’ remarked another. ’A great place to hang out for lunch,’ added a third.

Certainly the appetising aromas that meet and mingle in the village make it a tough choice which food-on-the-go to go for.  Bacon butties from Noggin Farm? Luscious Lebanese from Provender Falafel Wraps? Spicy savoury snacks from Curry Garden? A baguette of delicious duck confit from Duck Unlimited? Superb seasonal salads from Carolyn Dawson or fantastic French crepes from Les Crepes de Delices? (Find a list of all Sunday’s stallholders here.)

This month you’ll be able to enjoy your lunch listening to the band – local favourites St Margaret’s Elastic Band. Their eclectic repertoire ranges from big band arrangements to jazz, from swing to songs from the shows, pop medleys and tunes to dance to – it’s always lovely to see the toddlers bopping along!

The music sets will be at 11.30 and 12.30, and in between at 12pm there’ll be another charity cheques presentation, this time by the new Deputy Mayor of  Richmond, Councillor Stephen Speak. As summer is a-coming in outings are on the agenda: Home-Start Richmond will receive £500 towards an outing to Kew Gardens for the families they help; and Age UK Richmond will get £1,000 to help pay for monthly outings for elderly residents who are alone or isolated. In addition Richmond Talking Newspaper will have the £130 they asked for to buy a particular recording device; and £1,100 will go to Friends of Strathmore School for communication aids for pupils with severe learning difficulties.

This month’s contributions bring the tally of donations since the market launched to over £11,000. So it’s good to know that as you’re shopping and seeing friends and enjoying a bite of lunch that you’re also helping a lot of very good local causes.

Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday, 2nd June, from 10am to 2pm

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