Our vision document

Brixton BID represents over 500 businesses, providing them with a voice on issues local to Brixton. Our members are large and small businesses, independents as well as nationals. Our work is to maintain Brixton as a vibrant place to shop, live and visit.

Clean air, a healthy environment, strong support for walking and cycling are important aspects of our mission to make Brixton a sustainable destination for all. Our enhanced environment would create a safer Brixton – day and night, with better business networks, whilst celebrating Brixton as a distinctive destination.

Our vision document, ‘Brixton Playground’ is influenced by the current pandemic. It is time to radically rethink the use of our public realm, delivering accessible spaces that will enable social interactions and business activities in a safe and sustainable way.

The pedestrianisation of our town centre would give our green grocers, butchers, fishmongers, restaurants, bookshops, haberdashers and market traders a better chance to survive through these challenging times. Many of our businesses employ local Lambeth residents who will lose their jobs if our business recovery cannot be sustained. The closures of our streets to traffic will substantially improve air quality in the area and create a greener Brixton for adults and children.

The ‘Brixton Playground’ would create spaces to bring our multicultural community together, encourage dwell time, support family activities, providing a relaxing environment for people to dine, wander, socialise and enjoy our famous town centre. We want to bring these interactions onto our streets: playing, walking, cycling, reading, a liveable, inclusive and sustainable neighbourhood for all.

Brixton’s soul is defined by its community and by its businesses. There is no Brixton without our diverse community, there is no Brixton without our vibrant businesses.

This is our vision.

 

See our vision document here.

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