Articles Posted in the " Guinness Trust " Category

  • A history of Guinness & the Loughborough Park estate

    People have been asking  for a rundown on the issues at Guinness estate in Loughborough Park… so it is a bit long but here it is…  The Loughborough park estate in Brixton was a 1930s estate of 390 social rented flats – until Guinness began their regeneration programme to demolish it and replace it with […]

  • Press Release

    Lambeth Housing Activists support #ReclaimBrixton – Lambeth Not For Sale As the Tories announce plans to sell another slice of our dwindling social housing stock , Lambeth Housing Activists are calling on people to support the #ReclaimBrixton  protest in Windrush Square on April 25th from 12 noon. The protest will celebrate our community, its diversity, […]

  • Protest at Guinness Housing Office Monday 20th April 8.30am

    NO EVICTIONS – WE WONT GO! Guinness are under pressure. They want all the AST tenants to leave but many of us are still refusing to go. Our campaign has so far successfully stopped them from using bailiffs, so they seem to have 2 tactics now: 1. They are pressuring ‘non-priority’ tenants (ie. single people […]


    If you haven’t already seen this on the Occupation blog. This was the last post about the Guinness Occupation.   A huge thank you to all who came out this morning in the cold to protest against the shameful treatment of the shorthold tenants by Guinness. Having stopped the eviction that was due to take […]

  • Occupation at Guinness Estate Vows to Stop Forced Evictions

    Yesterday, an empty flat in Elveden House on the Guiness Trust estate in Brixton was occupied by local residents and supporters protesting at the threatened eviction of dozens of guinness tenants from the estate. More people have joined the action today and they plan to keep the occupation running until guinness agree to halt all […]

  • Next Steps – Stop Guinness Evictions

    The campaign to stop the evictions on Guiness trust has a number of elements. Housing associations are increasingly acting like any property developer and private landlord and so lot of the campaign focus is on highlighting and challenging this contradiction. We have A stall this Saturday 7th February, outside Brixton tube, 11am to 1pm, highlighting […]

  • Report back from Guinness Trust protest

    Thanks to everyone who came on the Guinness Trust protest on Monday in support of the tenants facing eviction so their property can be turned into private flats. Guinness refused to face the protestors as usual and kept their office locked. This story was covered by the Brixton Blog

  • Stop Guinness Evictions

    Guinness Housing Association has given eviction notices to the last ‘shorthold’ tenants left in Loughborough Park. For years Guinness told these tenants that if they were ‘priority need’ the council would take care of them. But they all received a letter this week that was clearly aimed at pushing everyone into the private sector – […]

  • Media Coverage for Social Housing Protest

    Thanks to everyone who came to our Social Housing not Social Cleansing protest last week. We made our point well and got some good media coverage. There was an long article in SWLondoner and two articles on the Brixton Blog. This article covers the protest, this article covers the council meeting. We now need to […]