London mayor Sadiq Khan has agreed that residents on estates threatened with demolition will have a ballot to find out whether they agree with “regeneration” or not. However, he has denied 36 estates a ballot by signing off the finances. Now these estates, such as Cressingham Gardens, Ebury Bridge, the Aylesbury, plus many others, are demanding a ballot as well. Why is democracy good for the other estates but not for the 36?
There are 31,000 residents who will be affected by demolition on 118 estates in the next decade. Nearly 8,000 homes will be definitely be lost, and the total could eventually be much greater.
Meanwhile, homelessness is soaring. Families on Council housing waiting lists are giving up hope, and private renters are being ripped off unmercifully. This means that many people are being economically and socially cleansed from London altogether.
Nothing less than a big land grab is going on all over London. This means the building of luxury flats instead of secure Council homes at low rents.
We say every resident has a right to a vote before any demolition. Fix up our homes – don’t demolish them. End the housing market madness
NO DEMOLITION WITHOUT PERMISSION
MORE SOCIAL HOUSING – SAFE AND SECURE HOMES FOR ALL
USE PUBLIC LAND TO BUILD MORE COUNCIL HOMES
END THE MADNESS OF THE HOUSING MARKET
In the weeks after the rally, Cressingham Gardens, Ebury Bridge, Fenwick and Achilles are holding a daily vigil at City Hall demanding to meet Sadiq Khan. When they meet him, campaigners will demand a guaranteed ballot, with no conditions. Please give your name to a steward or use the address below, if you want to join the vigil.
JOIN THE RALLY AND FIGHT FOR A HOUSING POLICY THAT MAKES SENSE
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3 AT 12.00 NOON AT JUBILEE GARDENS / CITY HALL, NEAR TO TOWER BRIDGE
For most people, get to London Bridge and then walk down Tooley Street. City Hall is less than half a mile down Tooley Street, right beside the river.