Posts Tagged ‘South London Press’

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.

    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

    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.

    The campaign to Save Lambeth College in Brixton, which Lambeth SOS supports, was featured prominently in this week’s South London Press

    SLP Lambeth College

    Stop the Cuts in Lambeth College

    Posted: September 1, 2013 by lambethsaveourservices in Media attention, Uncategorized
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    There was a story on the cuts in Lambeth College on the front page of this week’s Brixton & South London Press, along with a picture credit to Lambeth Save Our Services
    SLP Lambeth College SOS pic

    The Mass Sleep Out, which Lambeth Save Our Services supports, is on the front page of this week’s Brixton & South London Press

    SLP re TMSO

    The Mass Sleep Out was also covered in the Brixton Blog

    Please come to the event on Saturday 24th, and please help us advertise it

    There’s a good on the Save Clapham Fire Station campaign in this week’s South London Press
    SLP on FBU photo call

    The Brixton Blog also had a good article

    There’s still time to help with the campaign:

  • Please come to the public meeting on Monday 17th June, 6:30pm at Clapham Library, organised by Lambeth Council. More details here
  • Please respond to the consultation by Wednesday 19th June, particularly question 24 that asks about fire station closures. You can respond here