The businesses at the Muirhouse shopping centre are struggling due to the demolition of many homes in the area, and the building of new homes being delayed.
The butcher which has served local people for over thirty years has already closed, and more businesses look set to close as well, unless the Council intervenes to get the rents and business rates for the shops reduced.
We also know that when things get boarded up in this area, they become a target for vandalism and fire-raising, which would be dangerous for the people living above the shops.
Here is a link to the Edinburgh Evening News article on the situation with the Muirhouse shops:
We the undersigned are very concerned that our local shops at the Muirhouse Shopping Centre are closing, and demand that the City of Edinburgh Council intervenes to stop this, by getting the rent and business rates reduced.
The Save the Muirhouse shops! petition to City of Edinburgh Council was written by Jon Black and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.