Tenants and housing campaigners will protest at the controversial Heygate estate on Wed 19th 5.30pm Heygate St/junction with Walworth Rd SE17 1UP.
The former council estate in London Borough of Southwark, at Elephant & Castle, was demolished by developers who want to rebrand the site as Elephant Park. A new report by Transparency International, looking at the site, finds 'the number of South Gardens units sold abroad is 51 out of 51 properties, as per Land Registry documents
Protestors say they are demanding homes local people can afford; homes for people not investment (wherever the money comes from).
Jerry Flynn, a former Heygate leaseholder, supports the protest. He says:
Notes to Editors:
We demand Homes@Heygate protest Wed 19th 5.30pm Heygate St/junction with Walworth Rd SE17 1UP
See Facebook event: Axe the Housing Act secure homes for all : We demand homes@Heygate
http://35percent.org/ Campaign blog exposing developers role in Southwark redevelopment
Axe the Housing Act called this protest with Southwark Defend Council Housing. Axe the Housing Act is supported is supported by Radical Housing Network, Defend Council Housing, Peoples Assembly, GMB Union, Unison, National Union of Teachers (NUT), Communication Workers Union (CWU), Bakers Union, Unite Housing Workers, London Gypsy Traveller Unit, Focus E15 Campaign, Generation Rent, National Bargee Travellers Association, UCL Rent Strike Campaign, Goldsmiths Rent Strike Campaign, Leeds Hands Off Our Homes, Green Party, Momentum, John McDonnell MP and Ken Loach, director of homelessness film Cathy Come Home, and many more.
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