I cycle by there often. Petition signed.I'm part of a local neighbourhood group and received the following email about the situation facing independent traders at Stockwell Station (I asked their permission to post it here as a way to raise awareness of what's happening):
"The flower and fruit stand at Stockwell station has been told they are a fire hazard and must close by the end of March. Lambeth have offered them a tiny space, about a quarter of what they now have, opposite Jack's (closes this weekend), outside a new Costa Coffee. The stall has been there for 15 years and is frequented by Joanna Lumley among many others.
The stallholders are starting a petition (I think paper not online) to try to persuade Lambeth to let them have enough space to be able to trade."
So the Council using the "fire risk" argument to get rid of people.
Council have form on this. ( Carlton Mansions).
So after all these years its suddenly a fire risk? ffs.
Its the Council using H&S as way to get rid of people. Its not the way that H&S was supposed to be used.