Our House - direct action in London in he run up to 13th March Demo
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Thu Mar 3 15:22:04 GMT 2016
The message is originally from Radical Housing Network (RHN)
'Our House Social Centre' seems to be a direct action that is to
materialise Sat 5th March.
Search around in obvious places for more info.
Of the few links in the original message below, the one about Evening
Standard  pointing out supply of luxury flats in London stepping out
of plans and control of the Housing Crisis is very telling.
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From: K Residents C Residents <[...]>
Date: 03/03/2016 10:34 (GMT+00:00)
Subject: [...] "Our House" is based in a Borough of extreme
"Our House" in Brompton Road is in the Royal Borough of Kensington and
From princes to paupers, RBKC is a prime example of the ever growing
inequalities in our society. Homeless people live on the streets near
Kensington Palace where Kate and Wills have a flat as do many other
members of the Royal Family.
People have an impression that RBKC is all about millionaires revving
their sports cars outside Harrods. Or the lifestyle of Made in Chelsea.
That is not true, poverty exists across the Borough.
More and more people who have happily rented in RBKC for years have had
to leave due to rising rents and landlords selling up to make the most
of the housing bubble. The Borough is also under threat of 97% of social
housing being sold according to Shelter.
Here are some background links which may be useful to the RHN media team
in the week leading up to the National March Against the Housing Bill.
97% of council homes in RBKC under threat says Shelter
More information from this RBKC Charity here.
In the west of the Borough you have the infamous Earls Court Masterplan
where there will be not one "affordable" unit on the site of the
Exhibition Centre which is being demolished for a cluster of high towers
of luxury flats. Last week, developer Capco admitted that their sales
have stalled on this development since November 2015. There is a glut of
luxury developments coming on the market as the economy downturns.
Here is the latest news from yesterday's Evening Standard:
Save Earl's Court Supporters Club
More information about the Diggers350