December in Granby: The Street Market

The Granby 4 Streets Market is back for a one-off December special this coming Saturday, from 10:00 to 2:00ish.Granby ad Theresa McDermott, who’s been one of the Market’s organisers all this year says:

“Come down for lots of festive cheer – and if that doesn’t come naturally to you, we can help bring it on with some of our mulled wine . There’ll be braziers, roasted chestnuts and lots of bargains.”

It'll look something like this, with less leaves, a light dusting of snow and festive robins sitting on people's shoulders.

It’ll look something like this, with less leaves, a light dusting of snow and festive robins sitting on people’s shoulders.

The Four Streets: Ducie Street

The Four Streets: Ducie Street

Jermyn Street

Jermyn Street

Cairns Street, where the Market will be

Cairns Street, where the Market will be

And Beaconsfield Street.

And Beaconsfield Street.

So there’ll be all sorts of seasonal things, of course. But mainly there’ll be Granby and the welcoming people of the place. Things have been going well in Granby since the big let down of the last planned regeneration scheme failing last year. Since then the Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust (CLT) has been working on getting the works the area needs done in small, intelligent packages, rather than one take it or leave it scheme. So Eleanor Lee and Hazel Tilly from the CLT will be running a special stall at the Street Market to explain to people where things are up to, who’s involved and, generally, what’s happening.

Thinking about possible futures.

Thinking about possible futures.

Granby 4 Streets08 I understand Plus Dane will also be there showing some plans of their future involvement, having recently completed the renovation of one side of Beaconsfield Street. And Twitter tells me that Ann O’Byrne, Cabinet Member for Housing on Liverpool City Council will be there too.

Renovations on Beaconsfield Street.

Renovations on Beaconsfield Street.

So a celebration, a coming together and Liverpool’s best Street Market. As Joe Farrag, another organiser always says:

“Of the people, by the people, for the people.”

Don’t miss it.

The gardens will have died back now.

The gardens will have died back now.

But the gardeners of here 'That Bloomin' Green Triangle' have just won the Spirit of Merseyside Environmental Impact Award for 2013. So there.

But the gardeners of here ‘That Bloomin’ Green Triangle’ have just won the Spirit of Merseyside Environmental Impact Award for 2013. So there.

Finally, a short film, of a typical 4 Streets Market and the joy that gets created.

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