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Thank You and Goodbye from Adam, SMTA Assistant...

10847999_10153431147814721_2743861627313872566_n.jpgAfter years of service as the St Margarets Traders Association’s Assistant, I’m stepping down from this role at the end of the month…


419_1035056849885233_5132560803428927293_n.jpgWe hope you had a geat day with friends and family yesterday!
Our local pubs are open for business today, with all the Boxing Day football on-screen, plus festive fare at the Crown and the Turks Head, and a more left-field choice at the Tavern with their Boxtoberfest!

Merry Christmas from Thai Pin!

12360037_10153692367736068_6178162162799365355_n.jpgVisit www.facebook.com/thai-pin- for more info on St Margarets’ long-serving south-east Asian eatery!

Here's Pawbags, Cutters' cat, on her favourite napping chair!

IMG_1513.JPG She’s showing-off some of the lovely Christmas cards they’ve received from their neighbours! Thanks and merry Christmas all! And Cutters have a variety of cards and gifts for you to spread the Christmas spirit amongst your neighbours! Including Marie Curie cards, with a portion of the proceeds going to the very-deserving charity: www.mariecurie.org.uk

Read Our Xmas Magazine Online Here!

Just cast your eyes to the right… there it is! Click the link to read the Xmas 2015 issue of our magazine in full! Thanks to Charlotte of October21.net for producing and to Peter Mahnke for hosting our site!

A Christmas poem from Chase Buchanan!

chrismas%20poem.jpg A very Christmas to our long-term suporters and traders Association members Chase Buchanan, who’ve composed a Christmas Poem…

The latest newsletter from www.stmrgts.org.uk is out now!

Screenshot%202015-12-18%2021.41.46.png Visit the community website to sign-up to receive updates directly to your inbox on a (nearly) weekly basis. You can also keep up to date with all the local news on their facebook page:

Don't get caught out: Here's Cutters' Christmas Opening Hours!


“the shop that sells everything”, Cutters of 28 Crown Road, will be closed Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, so make sure you stock-up around then!

Merry Christmas from Pilates Plus!

Screenshot%202015-12-18%2014.58.02.pngYour seasonal update from Crown Road’s Pilates Plus is here to read now!

The Force is Strong with This One...

WP_20151216_16_09_27_Pro.jpg Here’s Cutters’ very-own Rogue One, Kate, bravely standing-up to Kylo Ren! She’s protecting all the great Star Wars gifts and sweeties in Cutters from the new Star Wars villain, who can sense your presents in “the shop that sells everything”!

Win a Cadbury Hamper by keeping-up with Cutters!

12391027_159644977725455_14626051047029471_n.jpgTo celebrate their new Facebook and Twitter feeds, Cutters of 28 Crown Road are giving-away this gorgeous and delicious Cadbury Hamper! Just ‘Like’ their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CuttersTW1 or ‘Follow’ their Twitter feed at twitter.com/Cutters_TW1 between now and 31st December, and you’ll be entered into a prize-draw.

Big news everyone: Cutters, aka "the shop that sells everything" now has a Twitter feed and Facebook page!

Screenshot%202015-12-14%2020.42.40.pngHead to Facebook.com/CuttersTW1 and “Like” the page, and follow them @ twitter.com/Cutters_TW1 to see the latest news and special offers from this local institution!

We've one final round of THANK YOUs to make!

IMG_1623.JPG …to all the people who brought all the Christmas magic to St Margarets this year:

Here's the full story behind the vintage police vehicles that came to the Crown Rd Community Christmas Fair on Sunday 6th December,

Crown%20Rd%20Fair2%20Dec%2015.JPG by our PCSO Eugenia Venour. Thank you, Eugenia and colleagues for coming to our fair!

Merry Christmas, Chase Buchanan!

IMG_1472.JPGThank you, Chase Buchanan, for sponsoring our Fair last Sunday and making sure that Santa Claus and his reindeer stopped-by on the day!

A Thank You to the unsung heroes of the Crown Rd Fair

IMG_1471.JPG Alot of work went into the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair last Sunday, and here we’d like to thank some of the people whose hard work behind the scenes made it all possible…

Merry Christmas, RFU!

IMG_1626.JPGWe’d like to thank the RFU, without whom our BIG DAY would not have been possible, and whose generous sponsorship contributed towards the ICE RINK we brought to the St Margarets Tavern car park!

The St Margarets Traders Association would like to say a big THANK YOU to Colin Cross and Neil Roster,

IMG_1469.JPG the latter of caterers Moodies Leisure, who organised and ran “Neil and Colin’s Bottomless Soup Kitchen” at the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair, with proceeds going to future St Margarets Traders Association events!

Have Your Work's Christmas Party in St Margarets!

WP_20151207_21_22_58_Pro.jpg It was Cutters and The Secret Wardrobe’s joint Xmas Party on Monday night, and they had a great time at the St Margarets Tavern! The Crown and The Turks Head are also offering great Xmas hospitality too: just make sure you book your works do sooner rather than later!

Thank you, Fitz-Gibbon!

IMG_1461.JPG We’d like to thank our sponsors Fitz-Gibbon, whose generous patronage helped us bring David the balloon-modeller, Matt the contact juggler, the cockney one-man-band, and the people-sized red squirrels and the hula-hooping ice princess to our Crown Road Community Christmas Fair last Sunday! They also sponsored Orleans Juniors’ tombola, with delicious chocolates available from Cutters.

Well done Catherine, Rikke and co. of St Richard Reynolds Catholic College!

IMG_0310.JPGTheir stand at the Crown Rd Community Christmas Fair on Sunday raised £230 for local charity Integrated Neurological Services (INS): www.ins.org.uk

Congratulations to Myles, of St Stephen's Church!

Screenshot%202015-12-07%2015.22.49.pngHe won the Post Office’s raffle for a £50 voucher at yesterday’s Crown Rd Community Xmas Fair! Here he is being presented with his voucher by our postmaster Jeevan.


IMG_1454.JPG Thanks to our sponsors, RFU, Chase Buchanan and Fitz-Gibbon; all the traders, entertainers, and everyone who took part in the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair today!

Santa's Grotto at tomorrow's Crown Rd Community Christmas Fair will be staffed by Gymboree St Margarets' elves;

Screenshot%202015-12-05%2015.14.50.png and they’re donating part of the proceeds to The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, a very worthy cause indeed! See you tomorrow!

Our Fair made it into the latest St Margarets Community Website's newsletter!

%202015-12-03%2022-46-12.jpeg Read about tomorow’s Crown Road Community Christmas Fair, and more local events/news at www.stmgrts.org.uk


11168576_10153768510489721_4861868920378338784_n.png Come down to Crown Road from 11am - 5pm; we’ve got an ice rink in the Tavern’s car park, fairground rides and giant inflatables, local traders showcasing their wares amongst our diverse street market, local schools and charities, plus music and entertainers along the length of the street!

Please join us in welcoming our newest member: Gabi Da Rocha Interiors!

12122388_10153752589389853_5039782233560495094_n.jpg They’re a design studio with shop at no.2 Crown Rd, and they’re open on Sunday for the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair, so pop-in and say hi!

2 days to go 'til the Crown Road Community Fair on Sunday! 11am - 5pm!

Screenshot%202015-11-08%2022.18.06.pngScreenshot%202015-11-08%2022.20.42.pngScreenshot%202015-11-08%2022.22.58.png We’ve got great food stalls lined up for you AND the solution to any excess weight that over-indulgence might cause, in the form of our local fitness studios!

Pilates Plus' Christmas Newsletter is Out Now!

Screenshot%202015-12-03%2017.06.22.png They’ll be at our Crown Road Community Fair this Sunday, but if you can’t wait til then to get an update on their Christmas Programme and news of their Lesvos Refugees Appeal, then read-on…

Nearly there now! Just 3 days until the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair, 11am - 5pm on Sunday 6th December!

Screenshot%202015-11-08%2022.23.50.png Screenshot%202015-11-24%2021.30.21.pngNow that we’re all feeling Christmassy, let’s not forget our local churches have full programmes of services over the festive season. St Stephen’s Church will also be at the fair providing great music, facepainting, and hot chocolates!

The Christmas elves and helpers from Gymboree & The Toy Box St Margarets

Screenshot%202015-12-02%2009.52.19.pngWill be helping Santa in his grotto at the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair this Sunday, and he’s got presents for all the good boys and girls…

Only 4 days until the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair! 11am - 5pm on Crown Road!

Screenshot%202015-11-08%2022.21.27.pngScreenshot%202015-11-08%2022.17.58.pngLadies, if you want to look the part on the big day then Crown Road boutique Dolly Rock will fit you out! Proprietor Beth co-edits our magazine, and she’s worked with Susan of the Secret Wardrobe to dish-out their advice on staying on-trend this festive season.
Gentlemen, if you want to look your best then Neil Birkett of Brikett’s Bespoke will suit you down to the ground!

5 days until the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair!

Screenshot%202015-11-08%2022.17.33.png And if you’re looking for a truly unique Christmas gift, then Amanda Wilkinson of Crown Road Antiques Boutique Vintage and Velvet will have something for you!