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UPDATE: Report now out – City Villages

London council estates should be demolished in order to build swaths of new houses for sale, according to Lord Adonis, one of the Labour party’s most senior figures – Financial Times

City villages: An answer to the London housing crisis?

Tue 24 Mar 2015, 18:00–19:30

66 Portland Place,
London W1B 1AD

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Documentary about four extreme protesters who are using direct action, risking their safety, their freedom and their futures, to force their way to change.


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I’ve edited the FocusE15 footage and compiled it into one 12 minute clip on Youtube.

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Lambeth MIPIM display board

March 17th, 2015


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Holy Trinity Church Hardel Walk
The Big Dig

The fast changing situation at Cressingham Gardens may be followed from the following sources for those of you wanting to keep a close eye on proceedings.

On Twitter follow @SaveCressingham & @Adjournist & @gamecounsel

Read the Urban75 thread on Cressingham Gardens

Follow Brixton Buzz articles on Cressingham Gardens, the editor also posts on Urban75

Lambeth Labour Blog

Lambeth Council website

Dave Hill wrote about the estate in an article linked here:-

A time for trust at Lambeth’s Cressingham Gardens estate


UPDATE: Audio now available Housing Debate audio Right click and Save As to download file. I won’t be transcribing this debate.

If you see this and want to join us then head to Holy Trinity & St Matthias Church Tulse Hill (Herne Hill or Tulse Hill overground or Brixton tube then walk / bus) for 7.15pm

The panel for this evening’s debate is made up of the following. For their details click the photos.

jb me mb dave_hill cb mc pw
Jon’ B Michael E Matt’ B Dave H Chris B Marcia C Paul W
Candidate Academic Councillor Journalist Developer Councillor Academic
Green UCL Labour Guardian Igloo Labour Birkbeck

The Twitter hashtag is #HousingQT. To contact me this evening email or Tweet @housingonfilm

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Cressingham Gardens need to be repaired, restored and retained in my opinion for the following reasons.

It was designed and built at a time when housing ideals were at their highest and at a period still influenced by the aftermath of the Second World War when housing need was as great if not greater than now, when some of the best minds of a generation had come together in one place – at County Hall in London under the LCC and later GLC – to work in the architects department.

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Event link here -> Anti-gentrification handbook launch

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Holy Trinity Church Hardel Walk
The Big Dig

The spire of Holy Trinity Church seen from Cressingham Gardens.  Split level houses on Hardel Walk. Wild flowers growing adjacent to Brockwell Park on the site of The Big Dig, a London wide project for enthusiastic urban gardeners.

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