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The St Marks churchyard makeover event got off to a good start today – It always pays to plan ahead. The skips, tools and materials arrived on time and, more importantly, people. Having seen what was achieved today, let’s give an extra special and warm community thank you to some local heroes: * Princes Trust […]

This Saturday, we will be attempting a makeover of St Marks Churchyard (see pictures below)  in one day. The Oval Farmers’ Market is on at the same time so we won’t have far to go for refreshments. Lots of people have already committed to coming – ten the day before! We are still looking for […]

The weather is looking promising for Saturday at least according to this http://uk.weather.com/weather/10day-London-UKXX0085 but we’ll have to see nearer the time The relative merits of different types of paint for painting metal were being considered today. Choosing the right colours for playground equipment is not easy.  Most people suggest primary colours but which are best for the site?

The St Marks Churchyard makeover on the 21st July will be the first time a large group of local volunteers will have worked together on this particular site.  One of the biggest challenges will be co-ordinating the work – making sure the teams have enough people, tools and materials. Today some of the tasks the […]

Getting quotes for materials first thing this morning for next Saturday’s churchyard makeover. Picked up a bag of pot hole repair material -It’s best to test these things out first before making a commitment! Local residents, Anna, Claire and Tim were helping out with the volunteers recruitment – despite the rain, we’ve now potentially got […]

On 21st July we will be doing a makeover of the Clapham Road end of St Marks Churchyard – where the playground is. Yesterday was the first time we have tried recruiting volunteers at the Oval Farmer’s Market. Having recruited more than 30, we have to say it was a resounding success We are now […]

It’s official.  On Saturday 21st July we are trying to get one hundred volunteers to sort out the grounds of St Marks Church (see pictures below). It’s being run as a partnership between ourselves in the Oval Partnership with St Marks Church, Lambeth Freshview Team and City and Country Farmers’ Markets.  We’re running a recruitment […]

The Kennington Oval Vauxhall Forum, with the support of Lambeth, have purchased a gazebo for community use at the Oval Farmers’ Market and elsewhere.  It arrived during the week so I had a trial run with it yesterday.  The following sequence shows how you to set up a gazebo of this type for the first time. (Click on each picture […]

In case you missed them, the Gordon Ramsay film crew were at the Oval Farmers’ Market last Saturday. They kindly donated £50 to the Oval Partnership which will be put towards the St Marks Churchyard and Farmers Market Project. We missed the photo opportunity last week so this is Michael Keane (left) saying thanks to […]

Having looked through the Oval Partnership archives of Oval Farmers’ Market photos there seemed to be plenty taken of stall holders from the customers’ perspective. For a change, here a few of customers from the the stallholders’ perspective. The Oval Partnership is currently looking to raise £10,000 to take forward the next stage of landscaping […]