All posts in Save Our Shops

Tony Benest co owner
October 27, 2017, 9 Comments

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 years, has had its rent […]

Budge Carpets shop on Atlantic Road

Brixton Arches trader challenges Network Rail boss

August 18, 2017, 1 Comment

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 to vi ...

Brixton arches blight: Traders demand action

January 27, 2017, Comments Off on Brixton arches blight: Traders demand action

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

New video of ‘Brixton Dead Zone’

December 23, 2016, 2 Comments

Local Green Party activist Rashid Nix has taken to YouTube to highlight the problems created by Network Rail’s closure of its arches on Atlantic and ...

  • Stockwell School brixton arches project
    Double trouble for Brixton businesses
    November 25, 2016, Comments Off on Double trouble for Brixton businesses

    Brixton retailers and other traders are facing a double threat from huge business rate increases and the blight on the centre of the shopping district created by Network Rail’s closure […]

  • Poster for Stand up to Lambeth Council demo
    Pink protest over council’s attitude
    October 2, 2016, 2 Comments

    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 consider viable alternatives”. The demonstration “Stand […]

  • Demo Save the Arches
    Residents join Brixton Arches protest
    September 19, 2016, Comments Off on Residents join Brixton Arches protest

    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 number of objections to Network […]

  • Lambeth council planning meeting
    Brixton may not recover …
    August 3, 2016, 16 Comments

    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 impassioned plea of local shopkeeper James […]

  • Arches redevelopment gets go‑ahead
    August 3, 2016, 12 Comments

    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 protesters at the meeting that […]