- Carol CarterHyde Housing
Save the Stockwell Community Centre
The Stockwell Centre on Studley Road (just behind Stockwell tube station) is a well used community centre created for local residents.
Unfortunately, Hyde Housing - the housing association which runs the centre plan to get rid of the centre and lease it to another group, with no guarantee it will stay open or provide the same services to local residents. They are also getting rid of community centres in other areas including the Kennington Park Estate. More details here: https://www.hyde-housing.co.uk/tenants/resident-engagement/community-centres-review/
The Stockwell Centre hosts a wide range of meetings and events - resident association meetings; support groups for drug/alcohol recovery; police engagement; Councillor and MP surgeries; digital training; support for elderly; training and advice for those getting back into work; social events; the Stockwell Forum; kids' sports activities like judo/taekwondo and much more.
This is a crucial resource which Hyde Housing recently refurbished and said they would support for long term. This is an incredibly well used community centre, in an area that has the 5th highest child poverty in London. It really is crucial that it stays open.
Stockwell Labour Councillors Alex Bigham, Guilherme Rosa and Imogen Walker are fighting these plans.
Please sign and share this petition with your friends and family.
Please also respond directly to the consultation here:
https://www.hyde-housing.co.uk/tenants/resident-engagement/community-centres-review/ (deadline 6 January 2017)
UPDATE: Please join a protest against the sell off of the Stockwell Centre and the Kennington Park Community Centre on Saturday 21st January 2017, at 2pm. Meet: Stockwell Memorial Gardens, opposite Stockwell tube station, SW8 1UG. Family friendly, all welcome.
- Hyde Housing
Save the Stockwell Community Centre!
Please don't sell this vital community resource which is used by 50,000 a year.
It would be a devastating blow to our community. Please think again.
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