Push for 1,000 signatures on Nour Cash and Carry petition

Saja Shaheen, left, at Nour Cash and Carry with her father
Saja Shaheen, left, at Nour Cash and Carry with her father. Picture: Jeannine Mansell

Campaigners hoping to save a popular Brixton grocery store from closure are approaching 1,000 signatures on their petition.

The petition, which was started earlier this month, has now attracted the support of 878 people.

The petition and Facebook page call on market owners InShops Ltd to back down from a massive rent increase of 22 per cent, imposed on the store before Christmas.

Pippa Couch, who helped to set up the petition, told the Brixton Blog: “Nour reflects the cultural diversity of the local community and the heritage of the market.

“If a popular store like Nour can’t manage to stay open in the newly popular market then I fear for the unique nature of the market. I would hate to see the bland chain stores take over as they did in Spitalfields. Whilst the new cafes and boutiques are great the essence of the world famous market must be protected.”

Supportive shoppers are also being asked to write a letter to the chief executive of InShops, Andrew Burnett, at the following address:

In Shops Ltd.
The Geraud Centre wholesale fruit & vegetable
Market Edge Lane
L13 2EJ



  1. […] that way. Brixton almost lost another invaluable shop, the Nour Cash and Carry, a few years ago but pressure and petitioning helped ensure its continued survival. If you use local and independent shops, you really do have the excuse to shop for the good of the […]

  2. Can we start a petition when the landlord tries to put up my rent as well.

    If you can’t afford it move to a place you can afford just like the rest of us.

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