Save Small Business in Union Street
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Save Small Business in Union Street

    1. Petition by

      Union Street Traders Association

We are an eclectic group of small business' in Southwark and we are being evicted by our landlord in order to create more offices in the area.

Having been in Union Street for more than 15 years, we are a close knit community of traders offering food, theatre and retail. 

We are now being asked to leave to make way for "Regeneration" and the placement of offices. 

We are devasted by this news, our working and family lives are attached to Union Street and we would happily carry on trading here for the rest of our days.

 

What Union Street doesn't need is more offices.

Union Street needs Character, Diversity and Community. 

 

To:
NetworkRail, Network Rail
Save Union Street

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • ana silvera LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      Please stop destroying London with bland office spaces and shopping malls - we NEED small independent places for the creation of art for London to keep it's character and beauty

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    • Hannah Jackson LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 10 months ago

      Because variety is the spice of life! small businesses add character and personality to an area. More specifically, the Union Theatre is a fantastic venue which has some amazing productions, Theatre and The Arts are in enough trouble as it is. People need joy in their lives not just more mill stones to grind.

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    • Norman Frank STAFFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 10 months ago

      This little theatre is a tremendous power in the theatrical world. It must be saved togetherw ith allt he other small business in this area.

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    • Peter Furmedge LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      I visit the area every week when in London on business. The vibrancy & social capital brought to Southwark by the diversity of independent businesses in Union Street is something that should be nurtured & developed not sacrificed in the name of "regeneration". The proposed development is the antithesis of regeneration, bringing homogeneity & conformity where now stands enterprise and community.

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    • Jonathan Bird LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      The Union Theatre is a unique space that offers great entertainment to the community, it would be terrible if it was lost.

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