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Join the demonstration to save Brixton Market on Wednesday 13 October, from 5.30-7pm.

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http://www.donticebrixtonmarket.org/

Join the demonstration to save Brixton Market on Wednesday 13 October, from 5.30-7pm.

Lambeth Council and Tesco have decided to rebuild Streatham’s ice rink on the site of the Pope’s Road car park by the market which will mean that there is virtually no parking left for people who want to shop there. Brixton’s historic multicultural market is already dying because of a lack of parking, and building an ice rink on the site of the only car park in the area will kill it once and for all.

A report to Mayor Boris Johnson has stated that street markets like Brixton’s are hugely important for less well-off Londoners and help to increase their standard of living. Street markets are also more important for the aged and for people of BME heritage than anyone else. The destruction of Brixton Market by Lambeth Council and Tesco will further deprive people who are already excluded and disadvantaged.

The demonstration will be taking place on Acre Lane outside Tesco. Please come along to show Lambeth Council and Tesco exactly what we think!

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One thought on “Join the demonstration to save Brixton Market on Wednesday 13 October, from 5.30-7pm.

  1. I can’t wait for the Ice rink to come to Brixton, the benefits outweigh the disadvantages, Brixton needs some new life putting into it and this can only be a benefit to the area. Equally the Streatham ice rink is very dilapidated and in need of renovation. As a temporary site Brixton is perfect, bringing ice skating to a wider audience of local people who might otherwise not benefit from this opportunity.

    Life goes on, things move around but in my experience, things don’t often get worse unless they are badly managed. Tesco’s is not going to badly manage this project, they have too much riding on it to fail.

    I am 100% behind this new project and the general regeneration of this area.

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