When the Pope’s Rd Car Park closed, the traders did too

(Photo: Damon Hope)

The closure of Pope’s Rd car park has been a real blow to Brixton Market traders this year and here’s some proof. Local blogger and ‘e-activist’ Richard Pope has submitted a Freedom of Information request for the Market occupancy rates over the past two years. The results show a clear reduction in occupancy since the closure of the car park in December 2009, from 79.41% in the Pope’s Rd Market in November 2009 to just 64.71% in September 2010. Read Richard Pope’s blog post here and see the full results of the FOI request here.


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