The Candlemaker pub has launched a new campaign, ‘Battersea MyStreet’ with the aim of bringing the Great British High Street back to the local residents of the South West London borough.

New manager Michele Cremona, of Soho pop-up cafe The Full English fame, aims make it possible for locals to head to Battersea High Street for their weekly food shop, rather than the supermarkets in the area.

Launching in June, the campaign has already received backing from Jane Ellison, MP for Battersea and President of the Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce.

As part of the project, Michele and the pub will be calling on local suppliers – including butchers, fishmongers and green grocers – to partake in the weekly weekend market along the high street. Here residents can visit with their families, see the produce first hand, whilst speaking to the suppliers and purchase their food for the week.

They will also be seeking to fill the empty shops along the street with three to six month pop-ups from local artists and designers, as well as the aforementioned food suppliers.