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!