The Linwood Village Project: Business owners woes

The Linwood Village Project is a four-part series looking at how the traditionally lower socio-economic area in Christchurch has now attracted big-name developers and is being redesigned by the city council. But with development will there be any room left for its diverse community, including 'streeties' and the homeless?

For business owners in Linwood Village life is not easy.

Not only is there new developments on the way but they are losing customers due to them amount of homeless and ‘streeties’ boozing and taking drugs around their shops.

Will a proposed alcohol ban help?