Monday, 24 November 2014

How much does Lambeth spend on housing repairs and how much on management?

According to Lambeth BCs published accounts for 2012/13 they spent £75.3million on supervision and management and £26.7million on repairs and maintenance. See

The self-financing settlement was based on expenditure on management of £32.9million and expenditure on maintenance of £45.7million. See

In terms of maintenance expenditure per dwelling, the self-financing settlement was based on £1,793 whereas actual spend in 2012/13 was £1,047.

Actual spend in the neighbouring inner London boroughs was:
·         Southwark £57.0million (£1,470 a dwelling)
·         Wandsworth £24.0million (£1,406 a dwelling)

So they are spending nearly £750 per dwelling less than they and the government assumed on maintenance, and more than twice as much on management. 

You might say it's no wonder they are going around demolishing rather than refurbishing, if they are leaving their homes to rot like that!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Low pay, Living Wage

So here's the first of my weekly (hopefully) blogs about something I've been reading/ thinking about over the week. I'll try to keep them on topical issues, hopefully they're not too much like a school essay (I've just finished uni, so I sometimes can't help it!)

This first one is on low-pay. I was lucky enough to go to a talk by the Resolution Foundation last week (I've only just found time to write about it) and so thought it was a good a place as any to start writing. I'd really appreciate any feedback you had and I hope you enjoy!

Around five million British workers, that’s around 22% of employees, are not paid enough to cover their basic needs, according to the Living Wage Foundation. Women (25% of whom earn less than the Living Wage), part-time workers (43%), and the young (72% of 18-21 year olds) are disproportionately likely to be earning less than the Living Wage which has increased to £9.15 an hour in London.

There are huge sectoral imbalances too, with those working in retail and hospitality, for example, also much more likely to be earning in low-paid jobs. Along with measly pay, these kind of jobs come with a platter of poor T&C’s, insecure contracts, no guarantee of hours, and reduced access to employment tribunals. Yet these low paid, insecure jobs, many of which are self-employed, are what drives the employment figures proclaimed by the Government. To continue to hold these figures aloft misses the crucial facet of the modern employment market, low paid jobs are now a bigger problem in Britain than shortage of work.

Britain continues to stand out as having one of the highest incidences of low paid work in advanced economies,  according to research by the think-tank Resolution Foundation, behind all but 6 countries (the US, South Korea, Israel, Canada, Ireland and Poland in the proportion  of full-time employees earning less than two-thirds of median full-time pay making workers in Britain twice as likely as counterparts in Switzerland (9 per cent) and four times more likely than employees in Belgium (5 per cent) to earn below the low paid threshold. Furthermore, a recent report yesterday by the New Economics Foundation suggested that, in the past year, whilst the poorest 10% of the population have suffered a 15% decline in their income, the richest 10% have seen their earnings rise by 3.9%. It’s little wonder we have growing numbers of people visiting food banks and desperately struggling to afford the absolute basics.

Nor is the issue of low pay purely a problem only for those who are earning less than the Living Wage, for the wages of the low-paid are supplemented with in-work tax credits, which means that our taxes are being used to subsidise the profits of private companies.

What all this amounts to is that poverty is increasingly the preserve of the working; in 2011, 6.1 million people in poverty were in working households (at least one person working) compared with 5.1 million living in workless household; in London 28% of people are living in poverty. Of these, nearly 60% are living in working households. The economic ‘recovery’ has not been matched by a corresponding social recovery. The fact that, since the early 2000’s, pay has failed to keep pace with increases in overall economic outputs is a reflection of a combination of shifts in the British labour market and industrial structure. So, is work still the route out of poverty?

Joseph Rowntree Foundation research suggests that, whilst decent work may still be the best route out of poverty, the rising level of in-work poverty is indicative of a labour market failing to create ‘decent’ jobs. As well as ‘bad’ jobs, in-work poverty is a result of the rising cost of living, a tax and benefit system that doesn’t incentivise work, and a lack of progression from low-paid, low-skilled jobs. This final theme was picked up on in a Resolution Foundation publication on the escape routes from low-pay, which found that, over a 10 year period from 2002-2012, the majority of people failed to escape the low-pay cycle on a permanent basis.

The truth is that none of the big three party’s recent record on income or wealth inequality is anything to shout about. For all their rhetoric we need politicians to actually commit to its reduction, and we need them to support policies that achieve this and we need the next government to make pay progression a priority; the key question in coming years will be whether or not renewed jobs growth  will lead to pay growth that is shared across all workers. That doesn’t mean the hopelessly regressive taxation proposals many have put forward. It means a Living Wage, a proper industrial strategy to create decent jobs, reinstatement of the educational maintenance allowance and the 50p top rate of income tax, a progressive property tax – and a commitment that the net effect of party’s manifesto policies will be to reduce inequality.

The Living Wage will play an important part of this goal, Julia Unwin, Chief Executive at JRF and JRHT, said:
“With the economy recovering from a deep and damaging recession, our research shows higher pay is vital to helping low-earning workers make ends meet. The Living Wage - which recognises the cost of essentials in how it is calculated from JRF research - is an important part of the answer. We will never achieve our full economic potential until we address the high levels of poverty across the UK, so paying a Living Wage is an important first step to getting to grips with the country’s in-work poverty problem.” 
Furthermore, by explicitly focusing on living standards, the Living Wage changes the terms of the debate by looking beyond the minimum wage, which focuses on what the labour market can bear without a significant effect on employment.

Yet, the Living Wage alone is not a panacea; with 44 per cent of people in working poverty living in households where no one is being paid less than the Living Wage, it only provides part (albeit a significant part) of the answer. Nor does the Living Wage guarantee an acceptable standard of living.

The massive variations in family circumstances necessarily mean that no realistic hourly pay rate can ever lift every family to an adequate living standard. In nearly half of working households in poverty, all adults earn more than around £7.40 (the national Living Wage is £7.65) an hour. The amount of work seems to be a crucial factor for in-work poverty; in nearly half of these households only one person works, a further 25% of households in poverty have only part-time workers. This is a more complex problem that requires extensive support to aid second earners, from better access to childcare to enhanced education and training, to reform of the welfare system.

I'm struggling to find a fitting conclusion to this, but the discourse around employment has changed. The political parties struggle to divorce themselves from their addiction to 'employment' figures, but we need to understand that the issue is much deeper than that. And that's why, for all the talk of a 'recovery' most of us are struggling more than ever.

I’m aware this has been quite an abstract blog, with a lot of stats and figures and very obviously lacking in anecdotal evidence about just how much of a struggle life can be on wages below the Living Wage.

If you, or someone you know, is living on less than the minimum wage then I would be honoured to chat and help share your story, because something this important cannot be left unheard, and each and every story matters, so please get in contact. I haven’t included any references but if you want to read the research yourself, or have a look at some of the literature on the subject, then, again, I’d be more than happy to share it with you.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Vauxhall Cross development consultation

If you live in the Vauxhall area then, unless you’ve been walking around with your eyes held firmly shut, you cannot have failed to notice the massive development works currently underway in Vauxhall Cross.

Official figures estimate that the Nine Elms on the Southbank regeneration project, of which Vauxhall is at the centre, could bring 25,000 new jobs and 18,000 jobs to the area. However, one of the major obstacles to this is the huge volume of traffic in Vauxhall, and TfL are developing their proposals to the domination by vehicles. As well as being a vital part of London’s strategic road network, Vauxhall is at the centre of London’s major transport interchanges, serving 30 million rail, tube and bus passengers a year.

In spite of this strategic importance, the one-way road system leads to a Vauxhall that is dominated by motorised vehicles, disregarding the fact that public transport users, cyclists and pedestrians account for 90% of all journeys during peak hours.

TfL proposals, including a two-way working on the roads immediately surrounding the transport interchange; A reversal of the one-way system at Harleyford Road, Durham Street, Kennington Lane; and new and improved public spaces, are aimed at creating a safer and more pleasant environment for pedestrians and cyclists. (For more details check out the website here).

These plans are still very much in an embryonic stage and there is an opportunity for all of us to have our say, to help shape this development into something that works for all of us.

From 10th November to 19th December TfL will be running their first consultation (a second will come in late 2015 which will outline the benefits and impacts of proposed changes in more detail). This is an important chance for us all to offer our views to shape the developments in Vauxhall.
These consultations are our chance to get involved to ensure that taxpayers money is used to the benefit of ordinary people and not just big business. These consultations really do shape policies, and only by getting the views of local people can we continue to celebrate and support Vauxhall’s existing character, culture, communities and businesses.

To have your say follow this link to the Vauxhall-cross consultation page

We should all be able to have our say on how tour city is run, which and there are a number of consultations being held for Londoners on each and every strategy the Mayor produces. To see the full range, see the London Government consultation page

Share your views and have your say! This is our city, we deserve a chance to make sure that these regeneration projects work for us.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Greens lay White and Red poppy wreaths at Lambeth Town Hall on Remembrance Sunday

Councillor Scott Ainslie and co-convener of Lambeth Green Party Pete Elliot laid white poppy and red poppy wreaths at Lambeth Town Hall on Remembrance Sunday.

Pete served in Northern Ireland, the first Gulf War and Iraq (2005).

White Poppies have been laid since before the Second World War by veterans and others who want to remember casualties on both sides as well as civilian deaths, and believe that remembrance should involve a commitment to active peacemaking. The Red Poppy, according to the British Legion, represents remembrance of the deaths of those who fought for Britain.

The ceremony at Lambeth Town Hall was specifically to remember those staff from Lambeth Council who fought and died, so the Green Party was asked to lay the white poppy wreath after the formal wreath laying had ended. The Green Party played a full part in the other ceremonies at Stockwell and Streatham, also laying white and red wreaths.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Why I marched with Cressingham Gardens

By Councillor Scott Ainslie

It was a privilege to march on the Town Hall with residents from Cressingham Gardens in Tulse Hill two weeks ago, as part of the campaign to save their homes from demolition.

Armed with drums, banners and whistles, many had never protested before.  Grandparents, carers, children, key workers and many others created a peaceful carnival feel.  But all were united behind a very serious issue - the threat to their 300 homes and beautiful community.

The issue is so important that national news outlets such as The Guardian and ITV news covered it.  One journalist told me he just couldn’t believe what Lambeth Council is proposing.  Labour want to bulldoze the estate rather than invest in it, so they can bring in rich developers and build expensive housing next to Brockwell Park. 

Labour councillors in Tulse Hill won’t help the residents. Nor has their MP Chuka Umunna, whose role is now to develop Labour’s relationships with big business. So local people have turned to the Green Party for help.   They have collected thousands of signatures on a local petition to save their homes - many more people than voted Labour in Tulse Hill.  

Many are saying they will never vote Labour again.  Who can blame them?  Before May’s council elections, Lambeth Council’s Labour leader Lib Peck issued a press release saying: “I want to reassure people that we are not interested in doing anything to the estate that doesn’t command the confidence and support of its residents.”  Now she won’t even support resident’s requests to have a vote on the future of their homes.

In the same week that we marched on the Town Hall, Lib Peck was at a £300 a ticket property fair in central London.  Whilst Labour has an eye for the pound signs, dining with rich property speculators, Cressingham residents are acutely aware of the true value of housing and are taking all the steps they can to keep their homes.

This article was first published in the Lambeth Weekender

Friday, 31 October 2014

Streatham MP fails to respond to Crossrail 2 consultation

We have previously highlighted the inaction of MP Chuka Umunna with regard to bringing Crossrail 2 to Streatham, despite his election promises in 2010.  For full details click here.

The consultation report on Crossrail 2 has now been published, which includes all the various responses.  Several MPs responded, however, Chuka Umunna MP made no response to the consultation.

Lambeth Greens however ran a campaign to get people to respond to the consultation.  While it is clear that Streatham won't be getting Crossrail 2, we wanted people to call for improved transport links for Streatham. The result is that Streatham is the number one transport priority cited in the report.  You can read more here.

You can read the full report here:

Monday, 13 October 2014

Cressingham Gardens residents to march on Lambeth Town Hall this Saturday

Residents of Cressingham Gardens in Tulse Hill are inviting local people to come and support their demonstration this Saturday 18th October, 11:00am to save their homes from Lambeth Council's proposals to knock them down.

In case you missed it, there was a great piece on Brixton Buzz yesterday, about their preparations.

They are meeting outside the Cressingham Gardens estate Rotunda Hall at 10:30 - 10:45 ready to march down Tulse Hill and Effra Road at 11:00am.

When they get to Brixton they will assemble and demonstrate outside Brixton Town Hall with banners, placards and petitions.

They expect to stay there for up to 2 hours, but everyone is invited to stay as long as they can.

The campaigners are also asking for the word to be spread on facebook and twitter.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Support Lambeth College - Demo tonight

Members of UCU Lambeth College are balloting for further strike action in their dispute over new contracts, which will include cuts to holidays, a drastic reduction in sick pay and longer working hours.

The ballot will close on the 13th October.

This evening (Tuesday) there will be a demonstration called by London Region UCU in support of the dispute. It will start at 5pm at the Clapham Centre site (nearest tube: Clapham Common).

You can join them or send a message of support via Mandy Brown at mandybrowncow (at)

Mandy spoke about the dispute at the South London People's Assembly. 

You can watch the closing plenary here (her speech is 8 mins in).

You can read more about the dispute here

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Homes under the sledgehammer

It’s hard these days to tell whether Lambeth Council is being run by Labour or the Conservatives. Across the borough Lambeth is working with developers rather than local residents, in a strategy dictated by finance and commercial opportunities.

The beautiful Cressingham Gardens estate next to Brockwell Park, with its vibrant community of 300 properties, faces the bulldozer.  Sheltered housing communities in Streatham, West Norwood, and Gipsy Hill will be broken up, so the land can be developed. Meanwhile, in the Clapham area ‘shortlife’ housing co-ops set up between local people and the council over 30 years ago - but then ignored by Lambeth - are being sold off for profit and the residents evicted.

It follows a combination of chronic underspending and endemic waste by Lambeth Council which has left a backlog of repairs and a crisis of its own making.    

According to last years council’s accounts Lambeth Living spent three times more (£75 million) on supervision and management than it did on repairs and maintenance (£27million).   Neighbouring boroughs of Wandsworth and Southwark spend 40% more on every property they are responsible for.

But rather than get their own house in order, Lambeth has decided to kick local people out and get commercial developers in.  Local residents have described it as being framed for someone else’s crime.  The result is a form of ‘social cleansing’.

But there are plenty of alternatives.  There are grants available from Government and GLA to bring empty homes back into use.  Homes can be refurbished or rebuilt with extra stories, raising additional finance for repairs elsewhere.  Community Land Trusts can provide permanently affordable housing.  And of course, the huge inefficiency and waste of poor management should end. 

Rather than breaking up housing co-ops Lambeth could empower residents to be self-reliant - just as these communities have been since the start.

This is what a real co-operative council would do.  

Why was Trinity Free School in Brixton allowed to open with just 17 pupils?

'Why was Trinity Free School (in Lambeth) allowed to open with just 17 pupils?' asks Streatham MP Chuka Umunna.

Part of the answer is here in this article in the Brixton Blog from January which states:

MP Chuka Umunna has refused to come out in support of, or against, the school.
The fact is, that as with many other issues, the MP has sat on the fence and failed to take a position.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Air pollution is killing Lambeth residents, but the Council will not act

If there were a series of local murders or even fatal road deaths there would quite rightly be public outcry.  Resources would be thrown at dealing with it – whether it be to track down a killer or redesign a dangerous stretch of road.

There is another silent killer in Lambeth responsible for around ten times the number of deaths caused by violence or traffic collisions. But not only is little being done to stop it, the Council is trying to cover it up.

In April, Public Health England estimated there were 112 deaths in one year in Lambeth linked to air pollution.  The victims tend to be those who are most vulnerable – the old, the young, and those with lung and heart conditions.  But when the Green Party proposed a motion calling on the council to deal with it, Labour councillors removed all reference to the deaths.  Not only that, they also tried to pretend it wasn’t their responsibility to protect local people.

There are some very basic things the Council should do.  It could lobby the London Mayor for more low emission buses on routes through Lambeth. It could stop incinerating the borough’s waste. It could create ultra low emission zones and more green and pedestrian areas.   

But it refuses even to put small, cheap air pollution monitors outside local schools as other boroughs have sensibly done.  That would at least indicate how much pollution our children are being exposed to on a daily basis. It would at least enable schools to make better decisions about how to protect those in their care.

Its time for the Council to stop blaming others for problems it could address itself.  Until it does, with every new edition of the Lambeth Weekender, we should remember that another four Lambeth residents will have died because of local air pollution.  

First published by Councillor Scott Ainslie as an article in the Lambeth Weekender, 31st July 2014. 

People's climate march this Sunday in London

Lambeth Greens will be meeting with other London Greens at 11am this Sunday 21st September at Middle Temple Gardens, Embankment, to take part in the London Climate March.
The march will start at Temple Place at 12.30pm and finish at Parliament with a rally at 2.00pm. 
It comes on the eve of The World Leaders' Climate Summit in New York which will be a key moment in the fight against climate change. 
Where: Greens will be assembling 11am, Middle Temple Gardens, Embankment
Green Party Contact: London Campaigns Officer Dave Plummer
More info can be found at the Campaign Against Climate Change website

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Chuka Umunna's failure to act over bringing Crossrail 2 to Streatham

We have now received a response to our Freedom of Information request to Transport for London regarding Crossrail 2, asking about what dealings Streatham MP Chuka Umunna has had with TfL.  

Things to note:
  • It contains the astonishing revelation that "At the time of your request there had been no meetings between TfL and Chuka Umunna MP".
  • It states: "Crossrail Ltd have not met Chuka Umunna in his capacity as the local MP for Streatham, nor to discuss route and station proposals for Crossrail 2."
  • It suggests the MP has not engaged at all with TfL over bringing Crossrail 2 to Streatham, until after the decision was made over the route,
  • The only correspondence seems to have come after we invited Mr Umunna to a public meeting at the beginning of June 2014.  At the public meeting it was made clear that all the decisions had been made, there had been no lobbying on the issue, and Streatham would not be getting Crossrail 2.
Why is this relevant?  
  • The Streatham MP has been accusing Transport for London of overlooking Streatham over Crossrail 2, when it appears he has in fact done next to nothing as the MP for Streatham to try and get Crossrail 2 to Streatham.
  • Mr Umunna was elected on a pledge to work for improved transport links for Streatham, with a petition which noted: "The planned Crossrail 2 scheme, running from Chelsea to Hackney, would considerably relieve congestion on the Victoria line, creating the potential for an extension southwards to Streatham from Brixton."
  • It would appear that Streatham is not getting Crossrail 2 due in no small part to a failure by the MP to ask for it. 

The full text of the Freedom of Information request is below...

TfL Ref: FOI-0463-1415 
Thank you for your clarification email which we received on 26 June 2014 asking for information about meetings between TfL and Chuka Umunna about Crossrail. 
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we hold some of the information you require. You asked: 
"Please can you let me have details of any questions or meetings between TfL and Chuka Umunna, MP for Streatham (e.g. the questions he has submitted, how many meetings he has had, what they were about & what was agreed)?" 
At the time of your request there had been no meetings between TfL and Chuka Umunna MP.
The following correspondence, regarding the Crossrail 2 scheme, has been sent and received: 
Letter sent by TfL Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy CBE, in response to e-mail received on 10 June 2014 
19 June 2014
E-mail received by TfL Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy CBE, regarding Crossrail 2 serving Streatham and transport links to Streatham 
10 June 2014
Stakeholder information e-mail regarding current Crossrail 2 consultation sent to a range of stakeholders, including MPs, by Michele Dix, Managing Director for TfL Planning. 
09 June 2014
Stakeholder information e-mail regarding Crossrail 2 sent to a range of stakeholders, including MPs, by Michele Dix, Managing Director for TfL Planning and Paul Plummer of Network Rail. 
14 May 2013
We also provided information to the Department for Transport (DfT) to assist them in responding to a letter they had received from Chuka Umunna MP in April 2014. As this correspondence was not between Mr Umunna and ourselves you should contact the DfT for further details. 
Further information on Crossrail 2 can be found at 
In addition, please see below for a description of the information we hold in relation to Mr Umunna’s meetings with Crossrail Ltd (CRL). 
Crossrail Ltd have had three meetings with Chuka Umunna since 2012. 
· On 24 November 2012, Chuka Umunna met with CRL CEO Andrew Wolstenholme. While there are no meeting notes, a follow up letter confirmed they discussed the Rolling Stock procurement, employment issues including direct employment, blacklisting allegations, compliance and apprenticeships & training. 
· On 11 July 2013, the Leader of the Opposition, Ed Miliband, the then Shadow Transport Secretary Maria Eagle, Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna and Lord Adonis visited Canary Wharf station, hosted by the Crossrail Chairman and Chief Executive. The nature of the visit was to view the progress made on the project and the visitors gave a media interview on industrial strategy policy, using Crossrail as a backdrop. There are no meeting notes as this was not a formal meeting, only a site visit. 
· On 24 June 2014, Crossrail’s Chairman met Chuka Umunna in his role as the shadow Business Secretary. The main purpose of the visit was to discuss progress on the Crossrail project, in particular the skills agenda and economic impacts on the UK economy and businesses. 
The meeting notes from the meeting on 24 June 2014 are as follows:
· A general project progress update was provided.
· An update on the extension to Reading was provided.
· An update on the rolling stock procurement was provided.
· An overview of the recent National Audit Office report was discussed.
· Chuka Umunna did mention Crossrail 2 (the route of which is a constituency issue for him in Streatham) but recognised that it was nothing to do with Crossrail Ltd and there was no detailed discussion.
· There was an explanation given as to the cost and final resting place of our tunnel boring machines.
· There was an extended discussion on skills, both in the context of the changing profile of the Crossrail workforce and the changing nature of railway technology.
· Chuka Umunna was interested in the demographic diversity of Crossrail’s apprentices and we undertook to send him the data we have.
· An update on industrial relations was provided. 
Crossrail Ltd have not met Chuka Umunna in his capacity as the local MP for Streatham, nor to discuss route and station proposals for Crossrail 2.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.
Yours sincerely
Eva Hextall
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Lambeth Council gripped by a 'profit making culture' over housing policy

The Evening Standard carries a report today on Lambeth Council's ongoing evictions of residents in short-life housing, with comments from a former Lambeth council housing policy officer.

The whistleblower suggests that Lambeth Council is gripped by a 'profit making culture' over the emptying of council houses.

 You can read the article in full here:

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Bedroom Tax rebate for Lambeth residents?

There has been a fair amount of justified criticism of Lambeth Council over its failure to stick up for local residents in the face of the Bedroom Tax.  There have been protests against its policy on evictions for those who fall into arrears as a result of the tax.

Many other councils have done far more, for example redesignating homes.  Some have pledged to evict no one who falls into arrears as a result of the Bedroom Tax.  Lambeth have done neither. We asked Lambeth Council Leader Lib Peck a year ago whether Lambeth would refuse to evict.  She said she wouldn't. 

As soon as we heard on 10th January about the Bedroom Tax rebate that many residents who had occupied their homes continuously for the last 17 years might be entitled to, we contacted the Council, and have since then been pushing to ensure that residents receive it.

We also submitted a Freedom if Information request on the day that the news broke.  We have now received this response:

"Thank you for your request for information received on 10th January 2014 concerning (the Bedroom Tax Rebate). Please find our response set out below.

"1. What steps Lambeth Council is taking to seek out those residents? 

"We are in the process of writing to all housing associations asking them to identify any residents that fall into the criteria. We are also attempting to interrogate our own systems to identify such residents but the query is still with our systems administration team. Our partner organisations (Lambeth Living (ALMO) and various
tenant and resident management organisations) who manage our housing stock are also identifying residents in Lambeth properties.

"2. Whether Lambeth Council has the necessary records to offer rebates to everyone  entitled to one? 

"Lambeth records only go back to 1997. However, we will accept a letter from the Landlord stating they have been in residence and receipt of benefit from 1996.

"3. Whether Lambeth Council has an estimate of how many people in Lambeth may be entitled to a rebate, and also an estimate of how many will get a rebate? 

"We do not have this information currently."

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Lambeth housing activists stall this Saturday

Lambeth Housing Activists are organising a stall this weekend, asking people to sign a petition against Lambeth Council evicting people from their homes in the Lambeth United Housing Coop.

The stall is this Saturday 4th January, 11am - 1pm at the junction of Wandsworth Road and Lansdowne Way.

If you can come please email Chris chrisblake1977 (at) to say you can make it and give your phone number. This means if anything changes at short notice (e.g. the stall is cancelled because it’s raining) you can be kept informed.