SAVE OUR SHOPS: Brixton Community United

UNDER THREAT: Atlantic Road traders. Pic by Honey Salvadori
UNDER THREAT: Atlantic Road businesses. Pic by Honey Salvadori

Traders from Brixton Station Road and Atlantic Road met yesterday to unite over Network Rail’s plans to evict them in six months for their redevelopment of the arches.

They came up with a name for their campaign – Brixton Community United. The name reflects the strength of feeling across the board against the plans which, with higher rents expected after the redevelopment, would make it very difficult for any current traders to return to their units.

The petition to save the shops under the arches on Atlantic Road, Brixton Station Road and Railton Road has reached almost 15,000 followers. Look out for paper petitions in the shops soon too.

See here for statements from Network Rail, Brixton Pound and Brixton BID.

And join in the debate over on urban75 here.

Photos by Honey Salvadori

Pic by Honey Salvadori
Pic by Honey Salvadori



  1. I am a business owner within the brixton area I have worked here many years. Currently the council are making a number of changes to the market which is effecting all the businesses.
    I am currently looking to protest against Lambeth council I have a very large number of businesses who are willing to participate as they have been effected.
    Can the organisers of reclaim brixton get in contact with me so we can discuss this matter. My email address is

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