Hackney council challenged over attendance at London Real Estate Forum
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Hackney council challenged over attendance at London Real Estate Forum

This week, developers, corporate landlords and politicians gathered for the London Real Estate Forum, for what its website described as the “premier event for the development sector, hosted in the heart of Mayfair, Berkeley Square, bringing two days of debate, deals and networking took place in Old Street.” I’ll give you a couple of moments … Continue reading

Local charity speaks out about Council’s treatment of homeless people
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Local charity speaks out about Council’s treatment of homeless people

North London Action for the Homeless are a Hackney based charity who provide food and other support for homeless people. Here they respond to Hackney Council’s Public Space Protection Order which is being used to target street people in the borough. They said: “North London Action for the Homeless supports homeless and vulnerable people in … Continue reading

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Action! Hackney council stop criminalising the homeless #NotFineWithUS

Demonstration: 17:00-19:30, Monday 22 June, Hackney Town Hall, Mare St, E8 1EA FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1403275666667416/ Hackney council have decided in their wisdom to make rough sleeping and begging criminal offences. People found begging or rough sleeping will be fined up to £1,000. Let’s take action against their cruel, unjust treatment that criminalises vulnerable people the … Continue reading

Hackney criminalises homelessness – email your councillor
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Hackney criminalises homelessness – email your councillor

What do you do when the housing crisis gets so bad more and more people have to sleep on the streets? Criminalise rough sleeping? This is the step being taken by Hackney council who are introducing a new new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to stop apparently “anti-social” activities like begging and sleeping rough. Those who breach … Continue reading

Focus E15 victory: “The beginning of the end for the housing crisis”
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Focus E15 victory: “The beginning of the end for the housing crisis”

By Focus E15 mums The fight for council housing in Newham and London continues. Despite Newham Council’s attempt to evict us, we can today confirm that the E15 Open House occupation will continue until 7th October as planned. We called Newham Council on the first day of the occupation to negotiate with us. The plan was never … Continue reading

Social cleansing wrapped up as having ‘community benefit’ by yet another London council
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Social cleansing wrapped up as having ‘community benefit’ by yet another London council

We are extremely disappointed by Wandsworth Council’s decision to use a planning provision that should be used in the interest of the local community, for example by providing social or other genuinely affordable housing or facilities, to encourage a developer to build more expensive privately rented housing. We are also concerned that other councils in … Continue reading

New Era resident hits out at Benyon as “patronising” and “unethical”
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New Era resident hits out at Benyon as “patronising” and “unethical”

Whilst Richard Benyon has been busy portraying himself in the Huffington Post as some community-spirited Victorian benefactor, the residents who face having to lose their homes as a result of his greed have been getting organised. Multi-millionaire Richard Benyon is the now infamous MP and landlord behind plans to drive up rents on the Hoxton housing … Continue reading