Back in 2014 six of Lambeth’s estates were publicly earmarked for demolition. Since then residents on those estates have seen their communities broken up and the estates run down. There are large numbers of empty properties on the estates and there has been an increase in cases of anti-social behaviour.
A significant number of families in temporary accommodation have been moved in alongside some private renters where the council have handed over homes to private estate agents for them to manage. There are concerns for residents’ mental and physical health as the homes on the estate fall into disrepair.
At the same time the council has set up a private company (Homes for Lambeth) to oversee the demolition and rebuilding of the estates. It has spent over £40million on buying back homes from leaseholders and another £20million on ‘regeneration’ programme costs.
Residents of the six estates are invited to Cressingham Gardens Rotunda for a mini conference to discuss what has happened so far, what the current ‘plans’ are and to give them a chance to express how the process has made them feel.
Most importantly we will give residents some space to ask questions and meet with some of their neighbours and supporters to help repair some of the damage done to the communities.
Cressingham Gardens, Tulse Hill, Lambeth, SW2 2QG