The Northcote Road Summer Fete took place on Sunday 6th July from 11am - 5pm and a brilliant event it turned out to be.
The whole road was closed to traffic all day for the event - no parking and no buses - and the street filled with food & drink, market stalls and plenty of summertime fun for all the family. Popular entertainment featured included community ping pong tables, a performance stage, three fairground rides and plenty of games for adults and children of all ages.
All your favourite shops, bars, restaurants and and businesses on Northcote Road opened their doors onto the pavements and spilled out onto the street, offering everything a summer fete should. Visiting stall holders were found in the pop-up markets and dotted along the street, selling beautiful jewellery, handmade cards, childrens clothing, homewares and so much more. Thousands of visitors feasted on the huge selection of delicious food and drink choices on offer from ice creams and cakes, burgers, French crépes, Pimms, locally brewed ales, all served by your favourite eateries and drinking spots from Northcote Road and around Battersea.
The children’s fairground rides returned, with classic spinning teacups and a toy set roundabout. Back by popular demand was the AstroGlide with its two separate lanes. Riders on this mega slide were given a hessian sack to slide down this 70ft long ride. The entertainment stage featured dance and musical performances from local schools and clubs. Eight ping pong tables, which were free to use, were arranged at intervals up the street.
There was no need to miss the Wimbledon Men’s Final as all the action from SW19 was shown on a huge screen in the middle of the event. The entrance to Bennerley Road was absolutely packed with people sitting in the sunshine to enjoy the tennis.
This year’s official charity partner for the Fete was Ickle Pickles. The Northcote Road Business Network was very pleased to be working to raise awareness and charity funds for this worthy childrens charity. Ickle Pickles work to help babies who need intensive care in Neonatal Units.
The Northcote Business Network would like to thank all the sponsors of this year’s event - without the generous support of these kind businesses, this event could not take place. Special mention goes to the principal sponsor: John Thorogood estate agent.
The event was brought to you by The Northcote Business Network, supported by the Clapham Junction Town Centre Partnership and Wandsworth Council.