Lambeth Save Our Services was one of 25 organisations who signed this letter that was published in last week’s South London Press
Tags: bedroom tax, South London Press
Tags: brixton blog, brixton buzz, save lambeth college, South London Press
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.
Tags: affordable housing, clapham park, Lambeth Housing Activists, no evictions
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]
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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
Tags: lambeth unite community, save lambeth college
Local unions have organised a protest next Thursday against the proposed closure of Lambeth College in Brixton
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.
Tags: affordable housing, Cooperative Council, housing cooperatives, Kate Hoey MP, Lambeth United Housing Co-operative, South London Press, vivienne westwood
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
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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
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
Tags: affordable housing, Cooperative Council, housing cooperatives, South London Press
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:
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.
Tags: save lambeth college, South London Press
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