Protect Community Spaces - Stop the Eviction of no.w.here
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This petition is vital as no.w.here joins a long list of grassroots community spaces, homes and hospitals facing eviction in London. For 10 years no.w.here has worked in Tower Hamlets as a not for profit community project, open artist platform and film laboratory built on the historical legacy of the London filmmakers co-operative. Run by cultural workers who place value on education, resistance, collaboration and free expression, no.w.here's future is under threat from a tidal wave of property developers. Vital in its community, no.w.here does not view displacement by billionaires or the destruction of communities as a natural evolution.
What is happening?
"The day after the election, the capital’s luxury flat market soared, as the global elite rushed to buy a piece of ‘real’ London life". The Guardian 30 May 2015
no.w.here was renewing it’s 9 year lease, as the Tory election win triggered a wave of property development speculation across London. Enquiries for our building led to the landlord closing down lease conversations, the building is now receiving development bids, no.w.here and three local businesses face eviction. In response no.w.here applied for and was granted legal status as an Asset of Community Value (ACV). This ACV status is now being appealed by the landlord.
What can I do?
PLEASE SIGN AND CIRCULATE THIS PETITION to lobby our landlord to recognise the value of our community by renewing our lease.
What other spaces are currently at risk?
Our campaign runs alongside a network of grassroots Tower Hamlets campaigns fighting gentrification and social cleansing Stop the Blocks
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