Tuesday 21 August 2012
Lewisham people before profit, have organised a housing crises conference on Saturday 15th September from 11am-5pm at All Saints Community centre, New Cross Road New Cross London Se14, close to New Cross Gate station. With Councils and Goverment looking to sell off Council homes and to push rents up to 80% of market rate, Stopping the Housing benifit and housing for under 35 year olds,Turning Squatting into a Criminal act, whilst thousands of properties remain empty and left to rot. A housing conference has never been needed as much as it does TODAY. This London Housing crises meeting is open to every one across the UK, who care about social housing, how we fight to protect, organise, and inform people what is going on, will be discussed at this Conference. We welcome other speakers and we welcome people from across the spectrum to speak and take part. More details on the party websire;www.peoplebeforeprofit.org.uk Please spread the word. People before profit...Get things done.
You can buy Single beds from your £25. New TVs from £80 and duvets and duvet sets from just £3. China, Desks and Tables and the cheapest furniture and household goods are about to go on sale at 467 New Cross Road Next to Housemartins New Cross office, and opposite Florence Road/Prince albert Pub. Deptford Se14. The Almost new furniture, which has both modern and Retro, is going to be a clearence centre for furniture and crokery etc that was bought and used only for the Olympic games, as well as Tea pots, and art work from the former Come the Revolution Cafe.. Opening Hours are 10am-4pm Monday to Friday and 11am-2pm Saturday for 1 week only from Friday 24 August until Saturday 1st September. Money raised will be used to help fund the new Lewisham Food bank which is being set up to help people and pets with food parcels.
Channel 4 Dispatches programme covered leaseholder charges concerning the next big housing scandle in their view last night. What was alarming to discover, was that Lewisham Council it was claimed and in the words of the Housing Ministe,.....had sweet heart.... deals with its contractors, this is a deal in which the Council awards Council contractors to companies who then pay back a percentage of the profit to Lewisham Council. Clearly this if it is true, is a shocking way to run a Council as Lewisham Leaseholders in the main, Elderly and poor residents who have bought under the right to buy are paying excessive sums for major works, only for the Council to profit. I have today under the freedom of information asked the Council how long Lewisham council has been running these deals. How much money they have made out of it, and what percentage of profit if any, has been paid back to Lewisham Leaseholders. I have very real concerns as to how legal this is. A Council has a duty to secure the best deal for Lewisham Tax payers, not Lewisham Council. If they are awarding Business contracts and paying with Lewisham Tax payers money, the contracts and tender process should be open and fair which this is clearly not. I will keep you up to date with this on my blog, and will publish the Councils response to my Questions.
Saturday 11 August 2012
Saturday 18 August at 2.30pm . I have organised Sports stars from the Olympics to come in there spare time to chat and play sport with Local children, most of which are passionate about sport, but too poor to afford Olympic Tickets. The event is on the sports area next to Stephen Lawrence Centre on Brookmill road Deptford SE8. Whilst some readers have real concerns about the Olympic games, i have insured this even will have no brand profile or Coke cola, and only has one single aim. Allowing the Kids in the area i call home, to have a chance to meet some of the worlds greatest sports stars. chat and play sport. something i hope all my readers will support.