Changes to Entry, Access and Permits

22/11/2016 - 11:11

At the start of November a number of changes were introduced to entry, access and permits on the market. For clarification, we've summarised these changes for you below.

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COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

Flower Market permit

With this permit, you may use the Flower Market Entrance and Exit only. The Flower Market Entrance is now open throughout the day, and will only close from midday Saturdays til 6.30pm on Sundays.

If you buy from both the Flower and the Fruit & Veg Market please contact our Operations team who will review your permit to give you access through the Main Entrance. Please note this is for commercial vehicles only and subject to an evaluation.

Fruit & Veg Market permit

With this permit, you may enter via the Main Entrance only, and exit via the Main Entrance or the Flower Market Exit.  Please note there is no vehicular access from the Flower Market to the Fruit & Veg Market.

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CARS

Private vehicles in the Fruit & Veg Market

Private vehicles are not allowed access to the Fruit & Veg Market. However, if you are an accredited customer with a private vehicle you can apply to our Operations team for a Buyer's Permit to enter and park for up to 3 hours maximum in the designated area on the South Vehicle Car Park. If you are a new buyer, please also speak to our Operations team.

If you are a Fruit & Veg Market tenant, each company has one private vehicle pass to allow for goods to be picked up from your firm. These passes are time limited.

Multi-Storey Car Park permit

With this permit, you may enter and park in the Multi-Storey Car Park only. You're not able to drive into the main market with this permit. 

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ALL VEHICLES

Permits are not interchangeable

Your permit will only work for its designated area and must be displayed in the vehicle at all times.

Access from Flower Market to Fruit & Veg Market

There is no longer a vehicle route from the Flower Market to the Fruit & Veg Market. You need to exit the market via the Flower Market Exit and re-enter via the Main Entrance, provided your permit allows this. Alternatively, you can visit the Fruit & Veg Market first, then drive to the Flower Market without exiting.

New Entrance Plaza to Fruit & Veg Market

This is now fully operational and will operate in the same way as the old Plaza. Casual commercial vehicle entries will still have 3 hours to conduct their business.

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Why the changes?

We're making these changes to manage better the volume of vehicles using the site and to make sure parking is prioritised for customers. Please note that during construction we may need to make changes at short notice. Thank you for bearing with us and for your patience.

I have a question

Please call our Operations team on 020 7720 2211 who will help you with any questions you may have.

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Dear sirs I am absolutely

Dear sirs I am absolutely amazed you have now banned flower market tenants and customers from entering via the fruit and veg market to Gain access to the whole site and buy fruit and veg as well as flowers and plants.
I can only see this as a profiteering measure and am appalled at this attitude, all of the people I have talked to find the measure a disgrace despite the supposed health and safety reasons for it.

Paul Cockerill

Hi Paul Apologies for the

Hi Paul
Apologies for the late response to your comment. If you have a commercial vehicle and you buy from both the Fruit and Veg and Flower Markets, you can speak to our Operations team to ask for access through the Main Entrance. Please call 020 7720 2211 and they will be able to help you.

Hi I have been using the

Hi I have been using the market now for 28 years & although some of these changes are good some are not so good.
I only have 1 van & if I have an breakdown I have recently invested in an indespension TAV 1 trailer which I was planning to use as a backup to tow with my Clio but now you have changed the rules is this not allowed?
Also on a Friday before leaving the fruit market I sometimes pick up a couple boxes of flowers - Are you saying we need to obtain another pass to do this?

Regards
Steve
Director
Syswood fruits ltd

Hi Steve Apologies for my

Hi Steve
Apologies for my delayed response. To be able to access the Fruit and Veg Market in your Clio, please speak to our Operations team to apply for a Buyer’s Permit (t: 020 7720 2211). This is an additional permit for accredited customers who use a private vehicle.
You wouldn’t need another pass to access the Flower Market. You can drive from the Fruit and Veg to the Flower Market to pick up a few boxes of flowers before exiting the market.

Hi. I was intenfing to visit

Hi. I was intenfing to visit next week with a friend as I'm doing her wedding flowers. Are we allowed access to the market?

Hi Melanie Apologies for the

Hi Melanie
Apologies for the late response. Yes, you’re welcome to come. Please use the Flower Market Entrance on Nine Elms Lane. There is a £5 entry charge which covers parking for up to 3 hours around the outside of the Flower Market.

Hi could you let me know what

Hi could you let me know what happens when we need to get to the flower market on Sunday when some wholesalers are open like coming up to Christmas?

Hi Bill. Although the Flower

Hi Bill. Although the Flower Market Entrance is closed on Sundays, you will be able to get into the market via the Main Entrance. The Sunday Market takes place on site and the barriers will be open to allow traffic through, so you will be able to drive through to the Flower Market from the Main Entrance.

I run a coach business in

I run a coach business in Gloucester and for a number of years have used the coach park at the market (front and back) whenever I have a coach in London. I have been told that parking is now restricted. I have a coach there on Saturday 3rd Dec. Am I able to book parking from about 11am til 6pm or can I just turn up as I have in the past.
Thanks.

Hi Paul To discuss

Hi Paul
To discuss coach-parking at the market, you'll need to speak directly to a member of our Operations team by calling 020 7720 2211. We are having to restrict parking at the market, but my colleagues will be able to let you know more specific coach parking information.