Articles Posted in the " Campaigns " Category

  • Loophole in Bedroom Tax

    The government recently admitted there is a big loophole in the Bedroom Tax. Simply, if you have been living at the same address since 1996 AND have been on housing benefit all that time, you are not due to pay the Bedroom Tax! Better still, you are entitled to a return of any payments that […]



  • 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 […]


  • Lobby of Lambeth Council 29 January, 2014

      Don’t let the Cooperative Council evict Maritza’s family from their housing coop DEMONSTRATE: 6pm, Wednesday 29th January, Lambeth Town Hall Maritza Tschepp has been living in her home in Stockwell for 33 years. Like most of the houses in the area, it was in a terrible state when she moved in. But she has […]