Defending Council Housing

Organise against the NoHousing Bill

Kill the Housing Bill national demo
12 noon, Sunday 13 March
Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London WC2A 3TL

Leaflet here


See Guardian letter signed by tenant groups across England and Wales, Traveller groups, MPs, councillors and several national trade unions


Tenants and campaigners, unions, councillors are organising and linking up to organise local leafletting, petitions, protests and lobbying. Some are planning public meetings and motions to council meetings.


For copies of leaflets, statement and posters, contact us



The best guarantee of lots of secure, genuinely affordable rented social housing will be to properly finance Council Housing – not mixed tenure Private/Housing Association developments – to let Local Authorities benefit directly from rental income on their land assets.

Council rents are currently siphoned off into the general pot of Local Authority income. Read more about the case for the financial viability of building and maintaining Council Housing here,  in the 2008 DCH housing finance submission

The last Labour government under Tony Blair set about selling off and or demolishing huge council estates all over the UK,  diminishing the role of Local Authorities in the provision of housing, creating ‘opportunities’ for private developers. That trend continued apace under the Lib-Con coalition, and now, more than ever, with the  new proposed Housing Bill, continues with a vengence under this Tory government…  (see above)

Defend Council Housing is a cross-party national campaign.

The target of Defend Council Housing is to provide Genuinely Affordable Housing and the chance for all to make and enjoy a quality rented home for life.



are a local campaign group who meet regularly

Monthly meetings 2016 are held on the last Tuesday of the month at 7pm
at Alvey Estate Tenants Hall,
ground floor of Thomson House,
Beckway Street (off EastStreet),
SE17 1TS.
(Beckway Street is close to the end of East Street at its junction with the Old Kent Road).

2016 dates will be: 2 February, 23 February (this is the AGM), 29 March, 26 April, 31 May, 28 June, 26 July, 30 August, 27 September, 25 October, 29 November

Please contact SDCH secretary George Grime <>
for further details of the next meeting

Southwark Defend Council Housing facebook page


And visit this jam-packed website for resources and information, and links to the latest news articles on housing issues around the country: Defend Council Housing


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