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.
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, , continues with a vengence under this Tory government…
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.
SOUTHWARK DEFEND COUNCIL HOUSING
are a local campaign group who meet regularly
Monthly meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday of the month at 7pm
at Alvey Estate Tenants Hall,
ground floor of Thomson House,
Beckway Street (off EastStreet),
(Beckway Street is close to the end of East Street at its junction with the Old Kent Road).
Please contact SDCH secretary George Grime <firstname.lastname@example.org>
for further details of the next meeting
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