DEMONSTRATE FOR CLEAN, SAFE HOMES! Saturday 12th AprilPosted: March 31, 2008
DEMONSTRATE for clean, safe homes! Sat 12 April, 12.30pm, Alexandra Court Hostel, Hackney
Residents at Alexandra Court ‘temporary’ hostel accomodation in Hackney have had enough! Residents, mostly children, have to pay up to £350 per week for dirty corridors used by addicts and prostitutes, and rooms infested with mice and bed bugs. The heating and hot water hardly ever works, there’s no lock on the building gate, and only flimsy ones on individual rooms. The fire alarm frequently goes off in the middle of the night for hours at a time. Children are scared, and their education is suffering. The council and management promise change, but never deliver.
Residents are asking for YOUR support. Meet at Alexandra Court Hostel, Belgrade Road, Hackney, Saturday 12 April at 12.30pm, to march to Hackney Town Hall on Mare St, where the council have been asked to be present with a representative to hear demands.
Alexandra Court Hostel, 1a Belgrade Road (corner with Stoke Newington Road), Hackney, N16 8DH
– Dalston Kingsland Railway station, turn left and walk five minutes. It’s on your left.
– Buses 67, 76, 149, 236, 243, among others
London Coalition Against Poverty (LCAP) is an organisation promoting and supporting self-organised action in the pursuit of practical social change. LCAP is currently focussing on the housing crisis in Hackney, which is encouraged and administered by Hackney Council. The organisation encourages a practical alliance of all those affected by the crisis, including the homeless, poorly housed and anyone affected by sky high london rents. #
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