Housing bosses rake in £100m bonuses

THE HOUSING crisis is reaching new heights after Persimmon Homes bosses share £600 million in bonuses. Young people are struggling to find the money to get on the housing ladder while the chairman of this company gets a yearly bonus of £100 million. While this is going on there are 1000’s of people sleeping on … Continue reading Housing bosses rake in £100m bonuses

Corbyn promises immediate action to help record numbers of homeless

AS FIGURES showed rough sleeping in England increased for the seventh consecutive year, Jeremy Corbyn promised a Labour government would immediately buy 8,000 homes to tackle the crisis. Official government data shows that on any given night in autumn last year, 4,751 people were recorded sleeping on the streets, a figure that has more than doubled since … Continue reading Corbyn promises immediate action to help record numbers of homeless

More council homes needed to solve housing crisis

JEREMY CORBYN has said that there is no convincing solution to the housing crisis that “does not start with a new, very large, very active council house building project”. The Tories’ Housing and Planning Bill claims to be a way to help people without homes to find them, and for those living in sub-standard housing … Continue reading More council homes needed to solve housing crisis

The Elephant in the Council chamber

SOME SOUTHWARK Labour councillors have been halted – if only temporarily – in their quest to turn Elephant & Castle’s dilapidated but community-oriented shopping centre into a mecca for the middle classes. A property developer Delancey bought the site and has applied to re-build it with no adequate plans to relocate existing small traders and … Continue reading The Elephant in the Council chamber

South London campaigners step up housing fight

Saturday saw more than one thousand council tenants and activists march against the Housing Bill and the demolition of the Aylesbury estate in Southwark. We took our protest to Downing Street, as the Bill is debated in the House of Lords. Gathering outside the Imperial War Museum in Kennington, the rally heard speeches from local … Continue reading South London campaigners step up housing fight

Reclaim Brixton: reclaim the future

By KD Tait 27 April 2015 Saturday 25 April saw the first demonstration by Reclaim:Brixton, a movement formed to defend the interests of residents against government policies which privilege property speculators and undermines the social fabric of our community. 2000 people from a cross section of Brixton assembled in Windrush Square under the banner 'Reclaim … Continue reading Reclaim Brixton: reclaim the future