For decades the Sidney St Chelsea Farmers Market has been an oasis of charm and peace amidst the bustle of Kings Rd.
During the week-and more particularly, at weekends, it's a magnet for locals and visitors alike.
Its existence is now threatened....
The intended sale by the Royal Brompton, of surplus acreage for the development of thousands more multi million pound properties for absentee overseas investors, will mean the destruction of this thriving oasis of idiosyncratic charm.
No one disputes the health service needs capital, but to destroy this Chelsea landmark, when the hospital has ample other acreage to sell will be thoughtless vandalism.
The Sidney Street Farmers market is good for the health of all.
For thousands, it's a place where they can relaxedly wander and explore, free from the stress and worry of day to day life.
The Sidney Street Farmers Market is irreplaceable: it must be saved for posterity.
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