Posted: June 8, 2011 by lambethsaveourservices in Uncategorized

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Lambeth Save Our Services is currently “on sabbatical”. If you’d like to get involved in anti cuts work in Lambeth we encourage you to check out the following campaigns:

Energy Rights Workshop

Posted: July 5, 2014 by lambethsaveourservices in Housing
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Reposted from Housing Action for Southwark and Lambeth

Join HASL and Fuel Poverty Action on Tuesday 8th July, 6.30pm at Art Nouveau, 77 Atlantic Road, Brixton, SW9 8PU to learn about our energy rights, how we can enforce these, and how we can take action together for warm homes for all.

It’s summer – but people are struggling to pay rip-off energy bills year round and with winter around the corner, it’s a good time to get clued up on our rights, how we can support each other with our energy issues, and discuss what action we can take together to combat fuel poverty in our communities. A recent article in a Glasgow newspaper showed that people visiting the local food bank were using camping stoves indoors to cook food because they couldn’t afford their gas and electric bills. People cannot afford to cook their food and lives are endangered as people resort to desperate measures such as camping stoves to get warm food.

Please find our poster below and spread the word!

hasl poster

Reposted from Lambeth Housing Activists

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Picture credit Urban75

The Guinness Trust is redeveloping its Brixton estate. Residents of the existing estate will be rehoused in new (smaller) flats, but those with Assured Shorthold Tenancies will be thrown out of their existing homes with no guarantee of rehousing by the Guinness Trust

Lambeth Housing Activists will be holding a protest this Friday to demand the Assured Shorthold Tenants are rehoused when the estate is redeveloped

Protest – Rehouse Guinness’ Shorthold Tenants
Friday 4th July, 3:30pm
Outside the Housing Office on the Guinness Trust estate, off Loughborough Road, SW9 8NL

Lambeth Housing Activists will be leafleting the estate to try to get support for this protest.

Leafletting – Support the Shorthold Tenants
Tuesday 1st July, from 5:45pm
Meet outside the Housing Office on the Guinness Trust estate

(if you’re running late ring Bill on 07412 699423)

Reposted from Lambeth Housing Activists

Picture credit, Urban75 - http://bit.ly/T3TDwy

Picture credit Urban75

People from Lambeth Housing Activists will be out this afternoon campaigning for a fair deal for Assured Shorthold Tenants on the Guinness Trust estate

Leafletting – Support Guinness Trust Shorthold Tenants
Saturday 28th June 2014, 4pm
Meet at the clock tower on the estate

You can download the leaflet we were handing out here

If people can make this event it would be great to see them. If you can’t make it, but still want to help out please contact Lambeth Housing Activists

Reposted from Lambeth Housing Activists

Housing Activists Film Night
Saturday 26th April, 7:30pm
St Matthew’s Tenants Hall, 10 St Matthews Road, Brixton, SW2 1NH
Let us know you’re coming on facebook

A night of films celebrating the struggle for decent housing in our communities (part of the Radical Housing Weekender).

As the housing crisis in the capital deepens – with homelessness on the rise, one in ten London homes overcrowded, rents far outstripping earnings, and private landlords running amok – join us at St. Matthew’s Tenants Hall for a reminder of what can be achieved through collective action against these problems.

We will be showing a series of short films which give an insight into housing activism, past and present, and aim to provide acknowledgement and encouragement both to those who are precariously housed and those fighting to combat this social ill.

The films will show contemporary projects, such as the campaign to save and expand social housing in Cressingham Gardens, and inspirational historical examples, such as the co-operative living spaces established by the Brixton Faeries in the 1970s.

In addition to the short film screenings, there will be an opportunity to hear from activists and local residents and, most importantly, for discussion. There will be people from a number of different housing campaigning organizations in Brixton the E15 mothers a group of 29 young mothers organising’ to stop the hostel they live in being closed are coming to say a bit about their campaign. We will more during the week.

The films should be interesting but just as important is the opportunity for us all to spend some time socializing and having fun.

There are drinks at the bar.

Support a HASL Member affected by the Bedroom Tax

Posted: April 18, 2014 by lambethsaveourservices in Demonstrate, Rally & Occupy!, Housing
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Reposted from Housing Action for Southwark and Lambeth

Come and show support for a HASL member’s bedroom tax refund. We’ve had enough of being messed around by the housing office!

Join us on Friday 25th April, 11:50am meeting outside Brixton Customer Centre, Olive Morris House, Brixton Hill. Bring friends, family, neighbours!

Ellen is due a refund of the bedroom tax that she has been forced to pay for a year now, as she meets the criteria for the bedroom tax loophole. However, the housing office have not been all that helpful in getting this refund back to her.

The housing office have taken over a month to respond to our appeal letter and we only received the unfavourable response after chasing them up about this. The response gave very little detail or evidence of why this negative decision had been made.

The bedroom tax (one of many brutal welfare and housing cuts) is causing great hardship to the hundreds of thousands of people it is affecting. The refund offers a tiny respite from this stress and suffering by returning a small sum of money that should never have been taken off of them in the first place. It takes little effort from the council and will make a huge different to the people who receive it.

Join us to make our challenge at the housing office to demand the bedroom tax refund for Ellen and that our dealings with the housing office to be met with more respect.

Axe the Bedroom Tax

Posted: April 13, 2014 by lambethsaveourservices in Housing, Media attention
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Lambeth Save Our Services was one of 25 organisations who signed this letter that was published in last week’s South London Press

SLP letter

Thanks to all who attended the Save Brixton College protest. Over one hundred people attended and we got a write up almost immediately on the Brixton Blog and in the Brixton Buzz. The coverage in the South London Press took longer coming, but they did cover the demonstration in the paper that came out of Friday 4th April.

SLP on college

Reposted from Housing Action for Southwark and Lambeth

Protest – No To Clapham Park Evictions
Monday 31st March, 11.30 am
Clapham Park Offices, 91 New Park Road, SW2 4AX

Organised by Lambeth Housing Activists

What would you do if suddenly you and your family were forced out of your home after three years? Would you allow landlords to kick you down and let the council leave you to rot in temporary accommodation miles from your community? Would you stand up? Then stand up with us too!

Join us and Lambeth Housing Activists to support a recently evicted tenant to make a public complaint to Metropolitan Homes and Lambeth Council – we ask, why should a family be evicted from their home and yet the flat remains empty? Why is there a shortage of quality, secure, and truly affordable housing in Lambeth?

What are the priorities of this council and these landlords? Housing for homes, not as assets! Stop the gentrification of Brixton!

[UPDATE: Metropolitan backed down on 4th April and agreed to rehouse Ester in Clapham Park. More details here. Thanks to everyone who supported the campaign]

Lambeth SOS often gets publicity in the local press after our demos, but Stop Education Attacks have done even better and get publicity before this Thursday’s demo

  • There’s an article in the Brixton Blog
  • This advert has been running on Vibes FM, MetroLove Radio, OnTop, Lightning FM and London Hott Radio

So the demo should be big. Please come, and please bring your friends

Demonstrate – Brixton Needs a College not a Free School
Thursday 27th March, 5pm to 7pm
Outside Lambeth College on Brixton Hill

Let us know you’re coming on facebook
Download publicity here

Save Lambeth College – Demonstration this Thursday

Posted: March 23, 2014 by lambethsaveourservices in Lambeth College

27 Mar protest poster

Let us know you’re coming on facebook here

Download publicity here

Please come, and please tell everyone you know