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  • Build 100% Council Housing

    Somerleyton Rd was the first street in Brixton to house the Windrush generation. In the past it offered cheap accommodation. When most housing in Brixton is unaffordable for those on average wages it is important that housing on this site remains truly affordable for future generations. The council has made a welcome commitment to retain […]


  • Council let estate fall into disrepair

    In the face of determined campaigning by local residents Lambeth Council have agreed to postpone a decision on regeneration plans for Cressingham Gardens estate until at least the end of this year. Now, a draft report has come through of a stock condition survey of the estate, which is highly critical of Lambeth’s poor maintenance […]


  • What’s going on in the Oval Quarter?

    PACCA PACCA became the tenant management organisation for Patmos area in 2009. But it is already in trouble. This is Lambeth, so it is difficult to work out what is going on. However the report by auditors is pretty clear. It says PACCA: ¬†took out ¬£300,000 in cash allowed a member of staff a 6 […]


  • TMOs – A Gateway to Privatisation?

    Some council estates are managed by their residents through a Tenant Management Organisation (TMO). The residents elected to the board of a TMO are responsible for appointing the estate manager and other policy decisions – as well as all the budget for maintaining the properties in their area, sometimes millions of pounds. In principle this […]