Useful links

 

 

35% Campaign

The 35% Campaign was set up as a result of the Heygate Estate’s regeneration and numerous subsequent developments that failed to meet Southwark Council’s minimum policy requirement of 35% affordable housing.

http://35percent.org/

 

Wards Corner Community Coalition

The Wards Corner Community Coalition is a grassroots organisation working to stop the demolition of the homes, businesses and indoor market above Seven Sisters tube station. Active since 2007 the WCC has been working to empower the community in Seven Sisters to take control of its future and determine how Wards Corner should be developed.

https://www.facebook.com/wardscornercommunity/

 

Focus E15

Focus E15 have occupied disused block of flats on the nearly empty Carpenters Estate in Stratford, east London, as a protest against a lack of affordable housing. People are being forced to move out of London while thousands of perfectly good social housing units sit empty. The Focus E15 campaign was born in September 2013 when a group of young mothers were served eviction notices by East Thames Housing Association after Newham Council cut its funding to the Focus E15 hostel for young homeless people.

https://focuse15.org/

 

West Kensington and Gibbs Green

Residents of West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates been campaigning since 2009 to save their homes from being demolished in a £12 billion Capco scheme that would replace a much loved and used piece of London with thousands of luxury flats. 80% of these would be sold at market prices with one bed flats starting at £600,000. Only 10% will be so-called affordable housing – and even these will not be affordable as they would be sold or let at 65% of market value.

The local council – Hammersmith & Fulham – made a deal with developer Capco to destroy the two estates, as well as the Lillie Bidge Depot, the main engineering facility for London Underground, and the Earl’s Court exhibition centres.

https://westkengibbsgreen.wordpress.com/

 

Elephant Amenity Network

The Elephant Amenity Network calls on Southwark Council – and its development partners – to operate an “open masterplan” policy where the development process is democratic and actively involves the local community. The Network wants the benefits of regeneration to be extended to the existing population. The Network wants 50% of all Elephant & Castle housing developments to be social rented by unit.

https://elephantamenity.wordpress.com/

 

Our City.London

Investigations into London’s property and planning industries, illuminating decisions that affect London’s communities.

http://www.ourcity.london

 

London SE1

The London SE1 community website, published since 1998, provides local news and information.

http://www.london-se1.co.uk/

 

National Union of Journalists

Organisation representing journalists across the UK.

https://www.nuj.org.uk/home/

 

Black Members Council (NUJ)

The BMC monitors discrimination in employment practices in the media industry and works with NUJ members in chapels and branches to promote anti-racism.

https://www.nuj.org.uk/rights/black-members/

 

London Freelance Branch (NUJ)

The London Freelance Branch is the National Union of Journalists’ largest grouping, representing around 3,000 members, including reporters, photographers, sub-editors, designers, and all other kinds of journalist.

http://www.londonfreelance.org/