MARKET TRADER, JULY 6 - 19, 2018

Market Halls has provided more jobs and opportunities for local residents and businesses as we strive to make H&F the best place to live, work and play in Europe.” Market Hal l ’s Simon

Anderson commented: “Food is the new rock and roll and we’re providing the perfect stage. We’re very excited to bring the Fulham Broadway ticket hall back to life and think we’ve created something new and unique for Fulham and London. We’ve studied the local area and pulled together a varied roster of traders from local favourites to street food stars.” One of the initial tenants is Asma Khan’s Calcut ta

Canteen which brings authentic street food from Calcutta to H&F with kati rolls, zingy chaat and phulki lentil fritters some of the Indian treats on offer. A more pacific twist comes from Ahi Poke which is inspired by the laid- back poke bars of southern California. Other traders at the venue include Claude’s Deli, Fanny’s Kebabs, Soft Serve Society and Yard Sale Pizza.

Contest searches for young Street Food stars

Talking about Street Food a new competition has set out to find the next generation of food to go entrepreneurs from amongst school kids.

The Tooting Street Food

challenge was launched at Tooting Market recently after the Borough was chosen to host the competition, run by the council’s Lifelong Learn- ing team due to its growing reputation as one of London’s top foodie destinations. Five Wandsworth schools

will go head-to-head to come up with the best idea for a street food and/or drink product or business. Participating schools include: Burntwood Academy, Chestnut Grove Academy, Ernest Bevin College, Nightingale School and Southfields Academy Set in and around Tooting

market and surrounding area, the street food competition

will present young people with a unique opportunity to develop a business idea and to put their entrepreneurial skills into practice. The compet it ion was

off icially launched from Unwined in Tooting Market. And during the next few mont hs par t i c ipating students will work with a business mentor to develop their ideas. Students will also attend workshops from business gurus throughout the challenge. The final will be in October where their ideas will be presented to a panel of industry judges. The winning team will get launch their new product at Unwined. Wandswor th counci l’s

spokesman for employment and skills Rory O’Broin said: “Tooting is the perfect venue for this competition because it brings together world-class food, a thriving night-time economy and some of our brightest and best food and drink entrepreneurs. “The Tooting Street Food

Challenge is a great way to encourage the nex t generation to develop the skills they need to get into this fast-developing industry. I look forward to seeing, and tasting, what they come up with.”

Another test purchasing sting

The inviting exterior of the new ticket hall food gaff (Market Halls/Jim Stephenson).

A Budgens branch in Bromley has been heavily fined for selling fireworks to children aged fifteen following a test


Fabrizzio Spindola looking forward to the latest North End Road special (H&F Council).

purchase operation in the weeks prior to November 5th last. The young people involved were sold a large firework called a Neptune Star on 26th October last without being asked for identification to prove they were eighteen. Director Mr Surendra

Patel pleaded gui l ty at Bromley Magistrate’s Court and was fined a total of £2,375, including £100 victim surcharge and £1,000 costs. A council spokesperson

said: “Safeguarding children from dangerous products is a key priority for the council and it is important we take this act ion when shops sell fireworks to under age children – it is not acceptable and it is dangerous. Trading

Standards do a lot of work with businesses to help them comply with the law in order that these sales don’t happen.” As the Chat continually

warns London Boroughs, or at least some of them, ar e r e g u l ar l y usi n g test purchasing ‘agent provocateurs’ to deliberately catch out unwary traders. The financial penalties can, as we see above, be severe; the adverse publicity even worse. Especially when, as here, residents are being encouraged to repor t retailers where age restricted products are suspected of being sold so that follow up investigation work can take place.


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