Sunday July 7th with the whole road closed for the event
What? The Northcote Road Summer Fete
When? Sunday 7th July 11am-5pm
Who? The Northcote Business Network, with support from the Clapham Junction Town Centre Partnership and Wandsworth Council
Where? The bars, restaurants, pubs, cafes, shops, traders AND the pavements Northcote Road
Why? An event to bring the local community together, celebrate Wandsworth’s favourite market and shopping area, and the summer
The Northcote Road Summer Fete is coming to Wandsworth on Sunday 7th July, from 11am until 5pm. The whole road will be closed to traffic all day for the event - no parking and no buses - providing the safest environment for residents, families, visitors, stalls and activities. The main highlights of the event includes community ping pong tables, the Wimbledon Men’s Final on a big screen, a children’s dance stage and a selection of fairground rides.
Your favourite stores and businesses will be opening their doors onto the pavements and spilling out onto the street promising to offer everything a summer fete should. Visiting stall holders will also be selling their wares including jewellery, handmade cards, photo frames, children’s clothing, cosmetics, snacks and much more.
A vast selection of delicious food and drink items will be on offer; think traditional hog roasts and barbecued food, Spanish tapas, an oyster & Champagne bar, jugs of Pimms, real ale and fabulous wine. These will be served by the fantastic selection of eateries and drinking spots from Northcote Road and around Battersea.
Three children’s fairground rides will also be part of the street’s activities - look out for classic spinning teacups and a traditional carousel. The third fairground ride is known as the AstroGlide, and has a 70ft long slide with three separate lanes. Riders on this mega slide will be given a hessian sack to slide down (varying speeds depending on which lane you choose - greased or ungreased!) to land softly on the carpet at the bottom.
Don’t worry about missing the Wimbledon Men’s Final - all the action from SW19 will be shown on a large screen in the middle of the event. The entrance to Bennerley Road will be covered in astroturf so you can watch the tennis action.
The children’s stage will feature dance and musical performances from local schools and clubs. Ten ping pong tables, which are free to use, will also be arranged at intervals up the street.
Abbie's Army is the official charity partner for the Northcote Road Summer Fete. It was founded by a group of family and friends of Abbie Mifsud who tragically lost her fight with an incurable brain tumour called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) at the age of six. Abbie’s Army’s campaign, Mums Against DIPG, united other mothers who have lost their children to this inoperable brain tumour - including the mother of Elsie Crossthwaite. Elsie was a pupil at Honeywell School and sadly passed away in March 2012 after being diagnosed at the age of six with DIPG. The traders and stallholders will be collecting money on behalf of Abbie’s Army; we hope that you join us in supporting this very worthy cause.