Category Archives: Housing

Fear over use of “toxic” herbicide

By Ali Nobil Ahmad

Pesticide Spray. Photograph by Sachin Sharma

 

Fears that a “toxic” herbicide will be used to clear land in Brockley have provoked concern from leaseholders and an investigation by the council.

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Housing prices down 10%

thisislondon.co.ukBy Dominique Brady

House prices have plummeted nearly ten per cent in Lewisham and Southwark, it emerged this week. Continues…

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Homeless denied shelter by authorities

static.guim.co.ikBy Mei-Ling McNamara

Scores of homeless people will be denied shelter this winter in Lewisham, because the local authority has no facilities for them. Continues…

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Party at New Cross housing co-op

 

By Ceiri O’Driscoll

nunoThe UK’s first purpose-built housing co-op is celebrating recent improvements by hosting a party on Saturday.
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Housing estate grows their own

By Ceiri O’Driscoll

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Peckham-grown produce could soon be hitting shelves as a local housing estate is turning unused grassland into an orchard, thanks to a coalition of groups campaigning for a healthier Southwark.

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Mayor neglects housing, say critics

By Ali Nobil Ahmad

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A statement on the credit crunch by Sir Steve Bullock, the mayor of Lewisham, has been condemned for failing to properly address housing issues by housing groups and opposition councillors this week. Continues…

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Council squeezes community centre for £50k

By Ceiri O’Driscoll

A Peckham community centre threatened with closure by the council has been given two months to raise nearly fifty thousand pounds to stay open.

photo-spike31The Spike Surplus Scheme was handed a £440,000 bill by Southwark Council to buy the plot of land it stands on, or face the sale of the building to developers. The original deadline for the bill was September, but volunteers at the centre have negotiated a deal for an initial ten per cent deposit to be paid by the end of the year, followed by the full amount in 2009. Continued: “They are such lovely people”

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