Press

See below for recent press coverage and also the tabs down from Press menu for items in Private Eye etc:

September 2014 – Lambeth Weekender, Green Cllr, Scott Ainslie’s column

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July 2014 -

Guardian – http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jul/09/labour-fundraising-london-celebrities#start-of-comments

Evening Standard – http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/council-house-evictions-in-lambeth-are-symptom-of-profit-making-culture-claims-whistleblower-9566815.html

March 2014 – Lambeth Housing Activists website:

http://housingactivists.co.uk/housing-coops/human-costs-destroying-housing-cooperatives/

 

Photo Op with Kate Hoey MP, Vivienne Westwood, Maggi Hambling and Mark ThomasMarch 5, 2014

Here are the links to the BBC coverage:

BBC London News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-26459041

BBC London 94.9

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01sgx31 – 1hr 08 mins in

Health Warning: Cllr Pete Robbins lies through his teeth!  As Lambeth get more pressure piled on to them their version of the truth gets more stretched.

 

 

BBC London Inside Out: February 18, 2014

 

New Statesman, January 2014: http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2014/01/why-lambeth-dismantling-its-housing-co-operatives

Lambeth Weekender piece Nov 2013:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3p2aiqEpw7jMW1WVkdjcHlSeDQ/edit?usp=sharing&pli=1

Chris Huhne looks to benefit from sweat equity of ‘shortlifers’

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/londoners-diary/vicky-pryce-politicks-while-chris-huhnes-househunting-8821858.html

Helen O’Malley criticises “savage” policy of ‘recall’:

http://www.brixtonblog.com/senior-lambeth-officer-says-policy-is-to-make-life-difficult-for-shortlife-tenants-so-they-go-away-claims-labour-councillor/15969

 

Charmain Lodge eviction cancelled because of direct action by ‘shortlifers’ and housing activists:

http://www.brixtonblog.com/charmain-lodge-eviction-called-of-by-lambeth-council-leader-lib-peck/16045

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South London Press 03/05/13: http://pages.cdn.pagesuite.com/2/8/28ca1e5d-ae53-4c2b-a733-c6ad4557cb8d/page.pdf

 

Guardian Online 29/04/13: http://www.guardian.co.uk/housing-network/2013/apr/29/council-residents-battle-short-life-evictions

 

Lambeth Weekender 29/04/13:

http://weekenderlife.co.uk/2013/04/29/lambeth-short-life-housing-evictions-kick-in/

 

We’re willing to work with Lambeth for an in situ solution with or without a mediator, recent Lambeth propaganda suggesting just the opposite…

robbins

[See response to this letter

http://www.lambethunitedhousingco-op.org.uk/?page_id=418

Links to some other recent coverage…

 

http://socialenterprise.guardian.co.uk/social-enterprise-network/2013/feb/14/housing-co-operatives-tackle-crisis

http://www.redpepper.org.uk/lambeths-short-life-sell-off/

http://izzykoksal.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/the-co-operative-council-a-radical-experiment-with-local-governance

http://www.theprisma.co.uk/ 2012/11/26/winning-the-right- to-residency-out-of-house-and- home/

http://www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk/Steve-Reed-favourite-Croydon-North-Lambeth/story-17426335-detail/story.html?331740830=59245851

As seen in The Brixton Bugle

 

Brixton Bugle shortlife story

 

Local Government Conservative Home: http://conservativehome.blogs.com/localgovernment/2012/06/lambeths-urban-clearance.html

Inside Housing: http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/legal/lambeth-tenants-challenge-evictions/6521371.article

Streatham Post: http://www.streathamguardian.co.uk/news/9641410.Repossession_orders_served_as_homes_sold_off/

Piece in Streatham Guardian, 21 June:
http://www.streathamguardian.co.uk/news/9774309.Eviction_threatened_tenants__treated_like_criminals_/?action=complain&cid=10493320

Maritza in th Lambeth Weekender: 016.LTW.WEEK.S01.C0L.

Link to This is Croydon Today: http://www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk/Breaking-Steve-Reed-selected-Labour-candidate/story-17223500-detail/story.html

From The Guardian 1997

 

From The South London Press 1997

 

 

 

Related:

 

Michelle Hanson’s piece on Bonnington Square:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/video/2010/jul/06/sustainable-squatting-bonnington-square

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/dec/03/squatters-criminalised-not-home-stealers?fb=native&CMP=FBCNETTXT9038

Piece about Lambeth’s uncollected council tax:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ news/article-2165170/2billion- council-tax-left-uncollected- town-halls-moan-cuts- Whitehall.html?ito=feeds- newsxml

“Lambeth, which has £48million of uncollected council tax, last year used taxpayers’ money to fund a poster campaign complaining about central government spending cuts.
The posters said: `The Government has cut our money so we are forced to cut services.”

Piece about vacant property managers, Camelot – note the comment at the end from Squash:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/ housing-network/2012/feb/03/ housing-profit-property- guardian-industry

Link for People Before Profit’s successful campaign in Lewisham over retention of council houses:
http://lewishamcampaigner.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/south-london-press-report-housing.html

Piece about Jonathan Reynold’s MP and his Co-op housing bill (it would have had an impact on this case if it was law):
http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/ihstory.aspx?storycode=6521581

Piece about The Drive Co-op:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/jul/29/housing-co-op-affordable-home

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