Peabody Family Voice residents successfully stop auction of two homes!



On Saturday 13 October, there were protests, in East London at Victoria Park, outside homes that were due to be sold at auction [at Allsops] by Peabody Family Mosaic. 

Residents from the local residents organisation, ‘VIctoria Park Residents,’ protested outside the homes in danger – 38 Gore Road, and 294 Old Ford Road.

But protestors were pleased to hear during the protest that the homes have been withdrawn from the auction list! 

The Allsops agent had come to tell prospective buyers that the homes had been withdrawn from the auction on 25 October and he passed on this news to the protestors. 

Joannie Andrews, Chair of the Victoria Park Residents warns: “We have not had anything in writing to say that they have taken it off or why they have taken off. We would like to know from Peabody what their plans are.”

“The Crown Estate had four residential estates in London and this was one of them. And primarily they rented to key workers. When they were selling the four estates [to Peabody] part of the deal was that they would retain the flats for key workers. That was our understanding so that is why we are opposed to any sales,’ continues Andrews

But she says: “We will keep campaigning. We think the houses are for key workers.” 

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