Tag: Save Our Shops

If Nour can go, what else could we lose?

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Miss South, whose books, and recipes and reviews for the Bugle and Blog, did so much to put Brixton’s food traders on the map,...

Protests hit Network Rail arches sell-off

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Network Rail’s attempts to sell its railway arches and other property is being hit by the campaign group Guardians of the Arches. As we reported...

Brixton boom is threat to shops

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The shocking rent rises in central Brixton have put yet another local institution in jeopardy. Brixton Wholefoods, a fixture on Atlantic Road for nearly 40...

Brixton Arches trader challenges Network Rail boss

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Ray Murphy, who has been selling carpets on Brixton’s Atlantic Road for more than 25 years, has challenged the chief executive of Network Rail...

It’s bustling – but it’s not Brixton

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What happens when you are evicted from your Brixton shop of 11 years? Anna McKie finds out Husband and wife Mohammed and Shahida Shafiq stand...

Brixton arches blight: Traders demand action

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Traders on Brixton Station Road have banded together to demand action from Lambeth council on the blight afflicting the road as a result of...

New video of ‘Brixton Dead Zone’

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSeuxc3L3s4 Local Green Party activist Rashid Nix has taken to YouTube to highlight the problems created by Network Rail’s closure of its arches on...

Double trouble for Brixton businesses

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Brixton retailers and other traders are facing a double threat from huge business rate increases and the blight on the centre of the shopping...

Pink protest over council’s attitude

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Groups from across Lambeth have called a demonstration to protest at what they say is Lambeth council’s “high-handed, ill-informed decisions and its refusal to...

Residents join Brixton Arches protest

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Brixton residents gathered tonight to show solidarity with traders facing eviction from Network rail's Brixton town centre arches. Despite a long  battle, and an unprecedented...

Council seeks architects’ help to ‘regenerate’ Atlantic Road

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Lambeth council is offering a contract of up to £50,000 for architects to draw up plans to “regenerate” Atlantic Road. The Architects’ Journal reports that the...

Brixton may not recover …

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One of the highlights of last night’s Lambeth council planning committee meeting that backed redevelopment of Brixton Arches by owner Network Rail, was the...

Arches redevelopment gets go‑ahead

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Lambeth council’s planning committee last night approved plans for the redevelopment of Brixton’s historic railway arches. Councillor Clair Wilcox, chair of the committee, repeatedly told...

Council set to grant Arches planning permission

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Lambeth council will, as expected, back Network Rail’s plans for the arches on Atlantic Road and Brixton Station Road at a planning committee meeting...

Gentrification is still a hot topic

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Gentrification is inevitable, remorseless and devoid of conscience  – and won’t be stopped by shaming pop-ups, says Nick Buglione Gentrification. Brixton. Hot topic. Everyone’s fave...

Primary pupils learn lessons from Brixton’s arches

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Pupils from Stockwell primary school left the classroom yesterday for Brixton’s threatened arches where they interviewed traders due to be evicted by Network Rail,...