January 18, 2022
Press Release/ Chrisp Street Delivers!
New same-day shopping delivery service launches in Chrisp Street
Shopping trips to Chrisp Street Market in Poplar are about to get a whole lot easier with the launch of a new eco-friendly delivery service later this month.
The innovative cargo bike delivery service from Zedify will allow customers of Chrisp Street Market and the surrounding area to have their shopping delivered straight to their door.
Zedify is working in partnership with Tower Hamlets Council and local housing provider Poplar HARCA to run a pilot project, named Chrisp Street Delivers. Its aim is to support local businesses and traders so they can continue to serve their customers during the redevelopment of the market. As Zedify’s service prevents the need for van and car trips, it will also improve local air quality and reduce CO2 emissions.
Chrisp Street Delivers will launch on 24 January to help customers with bulky items or larger shopping trips when the Co-op car park closes at the end of the month. Rather than struggling to carry shopping home or hoist it onto the bus, customers can ask their favourite shops and market traders if they’re able deliver their purchases directly to their home. Participating retailers will then book a delivery slot at a time that suits the shopper.
All independent businesses in Chrisp Street Market are currently eligible for 50 free deliveries as part of Zedify’s pilot offer. Those interested can find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Davis, owner of Paul’s Deli in Chrisp Street, said: “With the Co-op car park closing soon, we’re delighted to still be able to serve our loyal customers with the help of Zedify. Chrisp Street Market traders are really excited about this new venture, which will also help to make Tower Hamlets more environmentally friendly by supplying shoppers with a ‘green’ delivery service.”
Chrisp Street Delivers is jointly funded by London Borough of Tower Hamlets and the Greater London Authority as part of the Business Low Emission Neighbourhood programme, which aims to improve air quality whilst supporting local businesses.
John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “Tower Hamlets is home to so many wonderful markets that serve their local communities, including Chrisp Street Market. As a Council, we are always looking for ways to support our local economy and I’m glad that we’re able to provide this investment in Chrisp Street Delivers which will enable residents and shoppers to access participating market traders and shops with zero emissions cycle deliveries.”
Tomos Jones, regional manager for Zedify London, said: “Our zero-emission electric cargo bikes are better for the environment than cars and vans. They also help to cut congestion and create safer streets, all whilst enabling residents to shop local with convenient home deliveries, straight to the doorstep!”
Works for the Chrisp Street regeneration, led by Telford Homes in partnership with Poplar HARCA, began at the end of 2021. Chrisp Street Market will remain open for business throughout the development which will transform the area into a thriving town centre hub, creating over 600 new homes, including 200 affordable homes, and a revitalised Chrisp Street Market.
For more information about this story, please contact Frankie Fallowes-Tracey, Project Communications Manager at Poplar HARCA on 07956 568 751 or at email@example.com
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About Poplar HARCA
Poplar HARCA is an award-winning Housing and Regeneration Community Association in East London. We focus on providing homes and support to residents old and new; helping to create a place where people, communities and businesses can grow and thrive. With our partners, we are currently leading an extensive place-shaping programme for Poplar, attracting a £2.5 billion investment to regenerate, build and create opportunities.
About London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Tower Hamlets offers the best of London in one borough. The new East End that epitomises both the capital’s past and its future. London has been moving east, and Tower Hamlets is now at its heart. While Tower Hamlets represents a young, vibrant modern city, our history comes from being the hamlets of the Tower of London. This mix of old and new, combined with award-winning parks, international cultural destinations, world class learning institutions and one of the largest economies in the UK, makes Tower Hamlets one of the most popular places to live, work, study and visit.
Zedify deliver better cities, fit for the future. They are rapidly transforming urban logistics to create healthier, cleaner and more liveable cities that are better for everyone. Using cargo bikes, hyperlocal micro hubs and a bespoke tech platform, Zedify provide a better last mile delivery service for businesses. As a Living Wage employer growing at pace, Zedify create ethical jobs and their riders provide an exceptional, friendly service which delights customers at the doorstep.
- Currently in 9 cities and expanding into 45 cities over the next 4 years
- 600K deliveries last year- 430 tonnes CO2 saved
- Up to 98% CO2 savings per km compared with typical diesel van
About Telford Homes
Telford Homes is a leading London-focused residential and mixed-use property developer, that specialises in creating, designing and building innovative landmark developments in some of the most desirable and sought-after locations in the capital.
The emphasis of a Telford Homes project is always focused foremost upon quality, great connections and building communities. With wellbeing a core part of their vision to develop the homes and create the places that London needs.
Telford Homes recognise that good urban planning and high-quality infrastructure can help counter the often-negative health implications of city living – and aim to drive this through their Building a Living Legacy strategy and commitment to quality placemaking.
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