October 8: Lambeth Residents United to Oppose Council

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A Runnymede Trust report has found Lambeth to be the most unequal
borough in the whole of England and Wales.

http://www.runnymedetrust.org/uploads/Ldn%20Ethnic%20Inequalities%20-%20Borough%20Profiles/London%20Inequailty%20Report%20borough%20profile%20Lambeth.pdf

Full report: http://www.runnymedetrust.org/uploads/Inequalities%20report-final%20v2.pdf

Np wonder a broad alliance of Lambeth organisations consider that current council policy is
worsening this situation.and are going to protest about the Council’s policies.

Saturday 8 October

12 noon

WINDRUSH SQUARE, BRIXTON

followed by a march to Clapham Common

Already signed up to support the movement are:

Thames Central Open Spaces (Garden Bridge)
DPAC (Disabled People Against the Cuts)
Unite the Union
Unite Community
Lambeth Green Party
Lambeth United Housing Co-operative
Lambeth Unison
LAMPAG (Lambeth Pensioners Action Group)
Lambeth Greens
Save Cressingham Estate
Save West Bury Estate
Save Central Hill Community
Save Fenwick Estate
Brixton Come Together
South London RCG
Our Brixton
Save Brixton Arches
Lambeth Housing Activists
Defend the Ten libraries
Save Our Libraries
Lambeth Momentum
UpRise – anti-racism festival
Long Live Southbank
Lambeth Socialist Party
Brixton Splash
BARAC UK
Friends of Stockwell Skatepark
Residents of MacIntosh Court, Denby Court and McCall Close

This is to be a PEACEFUL event – making the point that ordinary
people, families and businesses are seeing the destruction of
services, homes, jobs and the rights of residents.

Participants are asked to wear PINK to signify good humour and fun –
but the purpose is serious.

Leaflets and poster attached.

The initial position has been agreed in democratic meetings:

“The people of Lambeth call on the council that is supposed to represent us
– to become financially transparent and democratic
– to become accountable to its residents
– to put the interests of residents and council workers before the
interests of private companies.

“The people of Lambeth call for [council leader] Lib Peck and her
cabinet to resign, as they have betrayed  the trust and faith of the
residents of Lambeth. We have no confidence in their ability to
represent us.”

https://www.facebook.com/events/1725669004362529/?active_tab=highlights

MORE DETAILS:

Karen Bennett: karenbennett@live.co.uk; 07961 476 503
Nicola Curtis: nicolacurtis1978@hotmail.co.uk; 07477 619477

NOTES

* Recent controversies in Lambeth include decisions to: demolish six
council estates; support the destructive Garden Bridge; close four out
of 10 libraries; support Network Rail’s eviction of long-established
businesses in the Brixton Arches; numerous planning decisions to close
local pubs, clubs and shops to develop luxury flats.

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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