Urgent Action Needed To Tackle Homelessness Now

Cllr Alan Hall has joined housing campaigners, Shelter by writing to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling on the tory Government to take “urgent action to protect people at risk of being on the streets as a result of the pandemic.” This follows the tragic news that a homeless person sleeping rough at Bell Green, …

Convoys Wharf Plot 21 – The Plot Thickens

Lewisham Council’s long running planning saga around Convoys Wharf on the Deptford riverside has taken a mysterious twist. During a webinar event that was held on 1st December 2020, in place of a drop-in consultation event due to Coronavirus restrictions a number of options were put forward for plot 21 of the scheme. This phase …

Housing Campaigners say ‘Waive The Rents’

Cllr Alan Hall has joined housing campaigners calling for Housing Associations to “look long and hard at their original purpose – they should help tenants by waiving rents and service charges as the Covid19 pandemic continues. They must not add to London’s housing crisis as the economic consequences bite.” The Social Housing Action Campaign has …

Domestic Violence surge

As predicted by the United Nations, the rates of domestic violence have surged with the coronavirus lockdown measures. The New York Times reports that “there was every reason to believe that the restrictions imposed to keep the virus from spreading would have such an effect,” according to Marianne Hester, a Bristol University sociologist who studies …

Why are st mungo’s staff striking?

Hundreds of staff at homeless housing charity St Mungo’s took the difficult decision to withdraw their labour after a year long dispute and take strike action last week. The charity’s staff are dedicated and work with some of the most vulnerable homeless people. St Mungo’s started as a small group of people who decided to …

GLA disclosure on New Bermondsey Housing Action Zone

Following a Freedom of Information  request the Greater London Authority have disclosed new information in relation to the developer Renewal scheme for Surrey Canal Road or New Bermondsey this area includes land leased by Millwall FC. The GLA say: “As you are aware, we originally thought there was no due diligence on the proposal we were working …