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In a creative effort to revive local businesses, Wandsworth council is set to launch a vibrant street market in Totterdown Street, Tooting. Spanning a duration of 12 months, this exciting scheme aims to bring a breath of fresh air to the area.

To create the street market atmosphere, Totterdown Street will be pedestrianized between Saint Cyprian’s Street and Blakenham Road. This transformation will be facilitated by implementing a one-way traffic system from Totterdown Street to Saint Cyprian’s Street to Kellino Street.

Amid the hustle and bustle, the market will feature a variety of food and drink stalls. Customers will be able to indulge in al fresco dining while sitting comfortably at tables and chairs thoughtfully provided. Passersby can enjoy the vibrant surroundings as shrubs and bushes in colorful planters will enhance the seating areas.

Building on community feedback received last year, Wandsworth council has tailored this pilot scheme to specifically improve Totterdown Street. The initial proposal to pedestrianize a longer stretch of the street, from Tooting High Street to Blakenham Road, was revised based on consultations with residents and local businesses.

Business owners, such as Ali Reed, who runs The Candy Cane Lounge, a retro sweet shop on Tooting High Street, warmly welcome this initiative. Reed believes that the market will attract more people to the area, ultimately enhancing the community’s overall appeal.

Labour councillor Jenny Yates, cabinet member for transport, expresses her enthusiasm for the project, deeming it a truly exciting pilot venture aimed at invigorating local businesses and revitalizing the Totterdown Street precinct.