March against Evictions (Sat 19th September, 12pm)

IMG_5665-650x276Join us this Saturday (19th September) when we’ll be meeting up with Focus E15 in Newham on their March against Evictions to mark the 2nd anniversary of their campaign.

Focus E15 fought an inspiring campaign for better housing for their members, after Newham Council pulled the funding on their homeless hostel.  They faced eviction and the prospect of being dispersed around the country, but using a variety of tactics, including occupations of the housing office, a march and weekly street stalls, they managed to get re-housed locally around Newham.

During that campaign, and since then, they have increased awareness of housing issues wider than just their own, and more importantly have contributed to the development of a culture of fighting back, collectively and effectively.

We are joining the Focus E15 march, not because we think the march on its own will bring an end to social cleansing, but because we want to pay tribute to the awesome work that they have done in such a short space of time in their part of London.  We also want to highlight the impact that welfare cuts like the benefit cap have had on eviction rates.  Private landlords are more unwilling than ever to let to people claiming housing benefit, and more and more we are seeing families either putting up with living in overcrowded, poor quality accommodation, or being moved to the outskirts of London, away from their jobs, schools and support networks.

Join us on the march!  If you’re coming from Tottenham, meet at 11am outside Tottenham Hale station to travel together.   Call us on 07932 241 737 on the day if you can’t find us.  Or look out for our banner when we’re there!

Assemble at 12pm Stratford Park, West Ham Lane E15 4PT 
Nearest tube: Stratford Stn/Stratford Int.  Buses: 25, 86, 69, 104, 262, 238

Bring instruments, shakers and your voices!
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(Some people have asked why we’re not going on the Tottenham March for Homes and Communities.  We were asked to support this march at a time when the date had not been set. Once it was clear that there would be a clash, we made a decision for the reasons set out above to go to Stratford. However, we hope the Tottenham march is a success.)


September 15, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: LOCAL CAMPAIGNS