No To Clapham Park Evictions

Protest – No To Clapham Park Evictions
Monday 31st March, 11:30
Clapham Park Offices, 91 New Park Road, SW2 4AX

Organised by Lambeth Housing Activists, supported by Housing Action for Southwark and Lambeth

Ester and her family were evicted from Aspinall House on March 10th 2014 by bailiffs employed by Clapham Park Homes. They had been shorthold tenants for 3 years and were in good standing when they were evicted. There was no actual cause for the eviction except, they understand, that at some time in the future, Aspinall House and the block next door will be demolished. At the moment, we can see no sign on the ground of this happening.

Esther has a daughter of 8 and is 5 months pregnant. The couple have been placed in temporary accommodation in Hackney, so Esther has to make the journey from Hackney and back every day to take her daughter to school in Thornton Road. Esther is a nursing auxiliary at King’s College Hospital, so she has to commute to there too.

Ester and her family have lived continuously in Lambeth for 12 years.
 
When Esther consulted her Housing Officer to see if there was alternative accommodation on Clapham Park, she was told that the Housing Association had nothing for them. With something approaching 4000 housing units in Lambeth, it beggars belief that Metropolitan could not have found a place for this family.

We will be delivering a letter to Councillor Ed Davie, who is on the board of Clapham Park Homes, opposing this eviction on Monday

Protest – No To Clapham Park Evictions
Monday 31st March, 11:30
Clapham Park Offices, 91 New Park Road, SW2 4AX

Please contact us if you can make this protest. It helps if we know roughly how many people to expect