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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 […]

  • Lambeth promises to build new council housing in Brixton

    Lambeth housing officers and Cabinet member for Housing and Regeneration Pete Robbins announced at a ‘community briefing’ last week that the Somerleyton Road site will not be sold off to developers as originally proposed but instead retained and developed by the council itself. The plan to build council housing on the site is a shift […]

  • A Chance for New Council Homes in Brixton

    The council is planning to allow 280 new homes on Somerleyton Road, between the Barrier Block (Southwyck House)/Moorlands estate and the railway line in Brixton. It looks like most of the housing will be at ridiculous prices that most local people can’t afford. But the final decision won’t be made until the start of next […]

  • Lobby Lambeth Council 20th Nov

    Labour pledges to scrap the bedroom tax – Now stop the evictions! You may already be paying the bedroom tax. You may be among the 50,000 that are already building up arrears. You may be wondering how you are going to get through the next 2 years, when you hope that Miliband might get rid of […]