Social housing not social cleansing! stop evicting people. no to short term private rents. decent local housing for all. renovate and rebuild concil homes! stop the privatisation of london!
  • Petitioning Robin Wales

This petition will be delivered to:

Mayor of Newham
Robin Wales
Labour councilor for Stratford
Terry Paul
Labour MP for Stratford
Lyn Brown (Labour MP for Stratford)

Social housing not social cleansing! stop evicting people. no to short term private rents. decent local housing for all. renovate and rebuild concil homes! stop the privatisation of london!

    1. Focus Mummys
    2. Petition by

      Focus Mummys

      London, United Kingdom

 

We are originally a group of mothers from a hostel in east London Stratford called focus E15. Focus E15 is a hostel run by East Thames housing association to accommodate young people under 25 many with support needs due to homelessness, suffering from domestic violence coming out from social services care etc. The hostel consists of 210 flats 180 single residents and 30 young mothers. All residents at the hostel follow a life skills plan completing courses and attending meetings to gain skills for the future.

 

On 20th august 2013 mothers were issued eviction notices from the housing association east Thames to be out of our flats by 20th October 2013. East Thames explained that Newham council had cut £41,000 of funding leading to the evictions. We questioned east Thames as to what would happen next we were simply told “ I don’t know, we will have to wait and see”.

 

We were all referred to Newham councils Bridge house (housing office) and was all registered officially homeless. We were told to look for private rented accommodation in MANCHESTER, HASTINGS AND BIRMINGHAM! This meant we would have no support network… our children wouldn’t know their families. We decided to FIGHT FOR WHATS RIGHT!

 

We began an active campaign gathering signature for our petition and wrote to the council. We met with Fight Racism Fight Imperialism who has helped us majorly since the beginning up until now. Standing side by side every week at our Saturday street stall outside Wilkinson’s on Stratford Broadway 12-2.

 

We began occupying the housing association and council office demanding local social housing. We shamed the council as much as possible. How could a council turn away its own residents? We met with local labour Mayor Robin Wales. A very nasty cowardly man who ran at every opportunity who refused to help us and admitted he did not like what we were doing. Robin Wales has been to cans a property market in France where billions of pounds is spent on selling homes. When questioned whether or not robin has been selling homes he once again ran away.

 

Newham is becoming a place for only rich! We need to stop this happening. Homes should be for living not for profit. East London is originally a place for the poor now the poor are being shunted out of London. Council homes are being deliberately abandoned and damaged by the council leading to demolition. Carpenters estate in stratford is an example of this happening decent homes being left empty for years on end.  The council are not replacing these homes however but selling them off and bringing in private landlords who the build luxury apartments. Not even working people on an average wage can afford.

 

Since the campaign began in September 2013 mothers have had victory. We have all been rehoused in the borough. We are in fact in private rents soaring high and only in 12 moth contracts very insecure for both us and our children.

 

But as I’m sure you know this issue is much wider than us mothers it is effecting many people on a low or average wage or on benefits. Social cleaning needs to stop! Social housing needs to be renovated and rebuilt! We all need to unite and fight together! Stand side by side and say SOCIAL HOUSING IS A RIGHT WE ARE HERE TO STAY AND HERE TO FIGHT!

 

We have had victory for the focus E15 mothers now it’s time to do it for everyone and Focus On the Future. It may not affect you now and we hope it never will however it is bound to effect someone you know. Please get involved in the campaign share our events and attended.

 

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO NEVER GIVE UP!

 

 

 

For more information about the campaign contact us on: 020 7837 1688

 

                                                                                                                focusmummys@outlook.com

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Focus-E15-Mothers/602860129757343?ref_type=bookmark

 

 

 

To:
Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham
Terry Paul, Labour councilor for Stratford
Lyn Brown (Labour MP for Stratford), Labour MP for Stratford
Suitable, permanent, social housing in London, not in the private-rented sectorl. No to social cleansing forcing people away from their support networks.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. PART VICTORY

      Focus Mummys
      Petition Organizer

      PART VICTORY FOR FOCUS E15 MOTHERS! we have been rehoused in the borough!!!! we are in private rented accomadation that is around £1000 a month and only have 12 month contracts! the campaign has gone very far and we aim to take it further!!! thank you to you all who have signed! this issue is much wider than us mothers and we are fighting for decent homes for all! please look at the update on the petition! once agin thank you all we dearly appreciate the support and have been very inspired to go further and stop social cleansing all together!!

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    • Cora Fitzgerald GRANTHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 2 days ago

      I'm a former East ham girl who believe's in the rights of the mothers and children. Everyone should have the basic human right of shelter.

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    • John Hadley LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 days ago

      40 years ago we fought these battles against Horace Cutler,a slum landlord in charge of the Tory LCC -nothing much has changed

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    • Igor Giraldo PARIS, FRANCE
      • 5 days ago

      Social Housing and be part of struggle.

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    • Kenneth Reiling HEBBURN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 days ago

      Its important to have proper decent housing for all not just the rich there are enough people in London that require decent social housing to be able to live and work within that city or how else are people going to be able to commute into work at the massive prices of travel.

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    • Jean Sudhurst FARNWORTH GREATER MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 days ago

      This government is sick .

      London is becoming a country within a country for rich people only . So angry

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