More "Social Cleansing" for HoxtonPosted: May 16, 2003 Filed under: Gentrification / Regeneration, Shoreditch Comments Off on More "Social Cleansing" for Hoxton
The old cinema on Pitfield Street, Hoxton is next in line to be redeveloped into exclusive flats. It’s part of the process that has been driving local, working class families out of the area and importing new “yuppie settlers”. The IWCA has long opposed this trend in the borough and elsewhere, arguing that the needs of the working class majority should take precedence over those of the moneyed newcomers. But with more and more of our local resources being sold off and buildings such as Laburnum School, Haggerston Pool and many other schools and nurseries under threat, where will it all end?
Below: flyposter making local peoples’ views clear: