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Save The Flower Stall at Clapham Junction Station

This petition had 494 supporters

My name is Simon Lyons, I'm the owner of The Flower Stall on St John’s Hill outside Clapham Junction Shopping Centre.

We are threatened with removal and closure and urgently require your support.

On 31st March 2016 I upgraded the old stall to a newer model as it was run down and not fit for purpose. On 13th March 2017 my planning permission application will be reviewed and I am advised that without letters of support from the local community it is likely that it will not be granted and instead I will be served with a removal notice.

The planning objections are that this is an unmovable structure that blocks the flow of pedestrians at a busy area, yet a flower stall has been in position at this location for the past 25 years without issue.

Further, this new and improved stall extends no further forward on the pavement than the previous stall. The new version also has the capacity to enable customers to step into the cabin to browse and purchase flowers rather than gather on the pavement in front of the stall. This is a major improvement compared with the previous arrangement and will go some way to improve pedestrian flow at this location.

I've run a florist business here for over 10 years, providing a well-known and much-loved service to the community. It's the primary source of income for myself and 5 other workers and supplies many homes and businesses with flowers in the local area.

I'd like to go on providing the community with gorgeous flowers for all life's memorable moments and am asking you to provide a letter of your support to help save our stall and the livelihood of myself and my staff.

Today: Simon is counting on you

Simon Lyons needs your help with “Wandsworth Council: Save The Flower Stall at Clapham Junction Station”. Join Simon and 493 supporters today.