Posts Tagged ‘dont evict martiza’

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

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Stop Asset Stripping
Photo call – Don’t Evict Martiza – Stop selling social housing in Lambeth!
Wednesday 5th March, 11am
22 Lillieshall Road, London SW4

With Maggi Hambling, Kate Hoey MP, Mark Thomas and Vivienne Westwood
All welcome – please come and show your support for social housing

(Note: There’s a “spin off” photo call at 10am on Wednesday. If people can make the 10am and 11am photo call at Lillieshall Road that would be great, but if you if you can’t make both, prioritise the 11am photo op)

On Wednesday 5th March Lambeth residents and campaigners, including designer and activist Vivienne Westwood, comedian and activist Mark Thomas, artist Maggi Hambling and Kate Hoey MP, will meet in Lillieshall Road, London SW4 to protest against Lambeth Council’s sale of long-standing housing co-operatives.

All those gathered for this photo op have pledged to defend residents of these housing co-ops against evictions, and have stated: “We will stand with housing co-op residents when they refuse to leave their home, if Lambeth go through with their threat to send bailiffs to evict them”

You can make this pledge too. If you’d like to do so please contact Lambeth Housing Activists

More details on Maritza’s case is here

Can everyone please join us to show their support for Maritza and for the Lambeth United Housing Coop. It is really important we show how determined we are to campaign. We’ve supported the Lambeth Housing Cooperative before and we stopped the eviction of Jimmy Rogers from his housing coop due to public pressure, we can do the same for Maritza too.

The campaign to save the short life housing cooperatives in Lambeth has been getting very good media coverage. Not only has it got in the local press (see here and here) but it’s also got in the national press. The Guardian published an article in December and the New Statesman published an article in January

This is clearly a popular campaign, and one Lambeth SOS urges all our supporters to get involved with. Watch this space, or contact us, for more details on how