Homeless Village Is Evicted Along The Road

Gerrard Winstanley office at evnuk.org.uk
Tue Nov 11 00:32:51 GMT 2008


Posted on November 9, 2008

Following the granting of an eviction by Birmingham's county court The
Councillor john Lines Homeless Village has moved to a new site.

Following our live interview on BBC1's The Politics Show campaigners
form JUSTICE NOT CRISIS moved tents and belongings to a new site just
50m away. The old site has been cleaned up and the remaining few
things will be removed tomorrow (Monday) before the bailiffs turn up
SO NO BIG CLEAN UP EXPENSE  councillor Lines.

The site is at the start for the Pershore Road (city end). Parking is
available in Balsall Heath Road. Click here for a map.

Some lovely pictures

Councillor John Lines' Homeless Village in Birmingham
russ spring and brum imcista 

Birmingham 'JusticeNotCrisis' land squat

A protest camp named after Councillor John Lines who's responsible for
the city's housing, was established last Thursday on derelict land
owned by Birmingham City Council. Cllr. Lines has denied there is a
homeless problem in Birmingham and also denies there is money
available to build new `social housing'. The occupied land has been
unused for around seven years whilst there are over 30,000 people in
the city waiting for housing. The protest is against the Council
holding on to land that could be sold at a `friendly' price to Housing
associations thereby allowing Housing Associations to draw up to £100m
of grants to provide `social housing'. "At a cost of £50,000 per unit,
the £100m could provide around 2,000 homes" said one of the
protesters. They claim the Council's approach is speculative - by
holding onto unused land and buildings with a view to selling them off
to the highest commercial bidder. 

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