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

Reposted from Housing Action for Southwark and Lambeth

Protest – No To Clapham Park Evictions
Monday 31st March, 11.30 am
Clapham Park Offices, 91 New Park Road, SW2 4AX

Organised by Lambeth Housing Activists

What would you do if suddenly you and your family were forced out of your home after three years? Would you allow landlords to kick you down and let the council leave you to rot in temporary accommodation miles from your community? Would you stand up? Then stand up with us too!

Join us and Lambeth Housing Activists to support a recently evicted tenant to make a public complaint to Metropolitan Homes and Lambeth Council – we ask, why should a family be evicted from their home and yet the flat remains empty? Why is there a shortage of quality, secure, and truly affordable housing in Lambeth?

What are the priorities of this council and these landlords? Housing for homes, not as assets! Stop the gentrification of Brixton!

[UPDATE: Metropolitan backed down on 4th April and agreed to rehouse Ester in Clapham Park. More details here. Thanks to everyone who supported the campaign]

Lambeth SOS often gets publicity in the local press after our demos, but Stop Education Attacks have done even better and get publicity before this Thursday’s demo

  • There’s an article in the Brixton Blog
  • This advert has been running on Vibes FM, MetroLove Radio, OnTop, Lightning FM and London Hott Radio

So the demo should be big. Please come, and please bring your friends

Demonstrate – Brixton Needs a College not a Free School
Thursday 27th March, 5pm to 7pm
Outside Lambeth College on Brixton Hill

Let us know you’re coming on facebook
Download publicity here

Save Lambeth College – Demonstration this Thursday

Posted: March 23, 2014 by lambethsaveourservices in Lambeth College

27 Mar protest poster

Let us know you’re coming on facebook here

Download publicity here

Please come, and please tell everyone you know

Local unions have organised a protest next Thursday against the proposed closure of Lambeth College in Brixton

27 Mar protest poster

Between now and then we need to do lots of work to advertise it. The following has been organised

  • Thursday 20th March – 12noon – Leafleting outside Lambeth College on Brixton Hill. Organised by Unite Community
  • Friday 21st March – 12noon – Leafleting outside Lambeth College in Brixton. Organised by Unite Community
  • Saturday 22nd March – 11am – Stall outside Brixton tube
  • Sunday 23rd March – Leafletting outside churches. Times to be confirmed, please check this space for details.

If you want to organise your own publicity you can download publicity here. Please contact us to let us know what you’re doing and we may be able to get other people to help

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

The government have announced plans to massively downsize Brixton College and replace it with one or more free schools. Local unions have called a protest on Thursday 27th to oppose these plans

27 Mar protest poster

Please help get the word out:

  • Share this page on facebook or twitter, let others know about the event
  • Download leaflets or posters and distribute them round your friends and neighbours
  • Come to the stall on Saturday 15th, 11am, outside Brixton tube to help spread the word
  • Have you got any other ideas for publicity, if so please contact us

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.

    The government has announced plans to close most of Lambeth College in Brixton and replace it with one or more free schools. Lambeth SOS has been proud to support the campaign to Save Lambeth College in Brixton from the start. Our campaign has ranged from mass protests to letters to the South London Press, and we need help with the next stage of the campaign

  • Thursday 13 March 9am – Lobby – Clapham Centre of Lambeth College, 45 Clapham Common SouthSide, SW4 9BL. Join the staff lobby of the college management over the imposition of new contracts and worse conditions including loss of 10 days holiday, longer working hours and extra workload for no pay
  • Thursday 27th March 5pm to 7pm – Protest, surround Lambeth College – Brixton Centre of Lambeth College, 56 Brixton Hill, SW2 1QS. Join the protest against the Brixton sell-off and the Free School. Meet outside the Brixton Centre for a demonstration by staff, students and community linking hands around college.
  • These protests are coordinated by Stop Education Attacks. We don’t advertise their meetings on this website to save space, but if you’d like details please contact them or contact us