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Axe the Bedroom Tax

Posted: April 13, 2014 by lambethsaveourservices in Housing, Media attention
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Lambeth Save Our Services was one of 25 organisations who signed this letter that was published in last week’s South London Press

SLP letter

Thanks to all who attended the Save Brixton College protest. Over one hundred people attended and we got a write up almost immediately on the Brixton Blog and in the Brixton Buzz. The coverage in the South London Press took longer coming, but they did cover the demonstration in the paper that came out of Friday 4th April.

SLP on college

SLP letters

Earlier this month the Lambeth United Housing Co-operative organised a photo call in defence of their housing co-ops. This event was extensively covered by last week’s local press. We’ve now received several follow up letters in this week’s South London Press. Congratulations to the Lambeth United Housing Co-operative for getting such good publicity

SLP

Congratulations to the Lambeth United Housing Cooperative for organising such a good photo call of celebrities and local supporters last Wednesday. The turnout was good and the media attention was great, with a half page article in the South London Press.

The campaign also got on the BBC, in particular:

  • The campaign was mentioned frequently on BBC Radio London News. See for example, this link to the drive time program, about 1hr 8 minutes in (link expires on 12th March)
  • The campaign got an article on the BBC news website, see here
  • Various other local news outlets covered the story, including South London Guardian and This is Local London

    These articles raise some important issues. There’s a post on the Lambeth United Housing Co-operative website to discuss them.

    Thanks to everyone for making this day such a success.

    We got a quote on the front page of this month’s Brixton Bugle

    Brixton Bugle

    The quote mentions the short life housing coops the council are trying to sell off. If the council do sell all of them it will be bad but we do have the power to stop it. Please come to the photo call on Wednesday 5th March to show your opposition to selling social housing and support for genuinely affordable accommodation for all

    We’ve got a letter in this week’s South London Press

    SLP letter

    Obviously this letter is only one part of a much bigger campaign. Please also sign the petition to Save Lambeth College in Brixton and come to Lambeth NUT‘s Education Question Time this Thursday.

    SOS pic
    Congratulations to the Lambeth United Housing Coop for getting a special feature of BBC Inside Out London. You can watch the film here

    Last Wednesday (29th) there was a protest outside Lambeth Town Hall in support of the Don’t Evict Maritza campaign. This protest was covered by the Brixton Blog and SWLondoner. Thanks to all who attended

    Maritza Tschepp’s story has been covered by SWLondoner

    Community Not For Sale & PeopleLambeth United Housing Cooperative has always been very good at getting coverage in local papers. But recently they have done even better and got coverage in the national papers. You can read the Guardian article here

    Lambeth Save Our Services is proud to support the Lambeth United Housing Cooperative in their campaign for affordable housing. If you want to know how you can help with the campaign please contact us