Demo against demolition. Southwark Council cabinet meeting Tuesday 3.30 PM

 We are supporting this demonstration called at Southwark Council this Tuesday. The Cabinet Meeting is where the council make key decisions about our homes and our futures.

“PROTEST @ Southwark Labour Council Cabinet Meeting

Tuesday 10 February, 15:30

Council Offices, 160Tooley Street, SE1 2TZ

Join us to tell Southwark Council:

Refurbishment not demolition of the Aylesbury Estate!

No social cleansing!

Decent homes for all!
Head of Southwark Council Peter John declared that his cabinet would fight to deliver ‘a fairer future for all’. Instead we see continued social cleansing, attacks on council housing and squatting, and the progress of huge private developments benefiting only the rich. Hundreds of council homes will be lost on theAylesbury Estate, with 18,000 people on Southwark’s council housing waiting list. London will become a city only for the rich! Where is OUR ‘fairer future’? We call upon the council to support the demands of the residents of the Aylesbury Estate and the Aylesbury Occupation.”

The people who have given the orders for the demolition of the Aylesbury Estate, and sent their heavies round last Thursday to smash up empty homes on the estate, need to be held accountable for their actions. Peter John, leader of the council. Mark Williams, cabinet member responsible for “Regeneration”, or gentrification and social cleansing of the Borough.

Both are members of the Labour party, which still makes fantastical claims to represent working class people and is campaigning for our votes in the May general election. Peter John is a member of the GMB trade union. Mark Williams is a member of Unison, and his election campaign was funded by Unite.

You can get a snapshot of the kind of lives these individuals lead by looking at the register of “gifts and hospitalities” they receive from property companies and others. E.g., Lend Lease, the developer that destroyed the Heygate Estate, bought Peter John’s £1600 ticket to the Olympics opening ceremony. Bell Pottinger, which has paid for a few of his dinners, is the well known PR company of dictators across the world.

Councillor Peter John

Peter John register of gifts and hospitalities

  • 31/07/2014 – 2 tickets to the Mayor’s Charity Ball; Name of Donor:Berkeley Homes, Berkeley House, 19 Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11
  • 10/07/2014 – Ticket to “Clarence Darrow” at the Old Vic Theatre; Name of Donor: Old Vic Theatre, The Cut, SE1 ; Value £50
  • 03/07/2014 – Dinner to mark London Festival of Architecture; Name of Donor: New London Architecture, The Architecture Foundation, Royal Institute Of British Architects and the British Council ; Value £50
  • 02/07/2014 – 2 tickets to “Julius Caesar” at Shakespeare’s Globe; Name of Donor: Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT ; Value £50
  • 09/04/2014 – 2 tickets to Parliament Choir performance at Cadogan Hall; Donor: BT Group plc, BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AJ ; Value £56
  • 19/03/2014 – 2 tickets for Two Into One, Menier Chocolate Factory; Donor: Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU ; Value £50
  • 24/01/2014 – Newham Burns Night Supper – Stratford Town Hall offered by Donor: Mayor of Newham, London Borough of Newham, Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road, London E16 2QU
  • 23/01/2014 – The Princes Trust Leadership Dinner – Royal Courts of Justice; Donor: BT Group plc, 81 Newgate St, London EC1A 7AJ ; Value £50
  • 02/12/2013 – 2 tickets to “Candide” at the Menier Chocolate Factory; Donor: Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark St, London SE1 1RU ; Value £60
  • 18/11/2013 – Lunch at Wellington Arch; Donor: Sir Laurie Magnus & Simon Thorley, English Heritage, 1 Waterhouse Square, 138 – 142 Holborn, London EC1N 2ST
  • 23/09/2013 – Dinner at Hotel du Vin, Brighton; Donor: City of London Corporation, City of London, Guildhall, PO Box 270, London, EC2P 2EJ ; Value £50
  • 22/09/2013 – Dinner at Hotel du Vin, Brighton; Donor: London First, 3 Whitcomb Street, London WC2H 7HA ; Value £50
  • 21/09/2013 – Dinner at Hotel du Vin, Brighton; Donor: Canary Wharf Group, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AB ; Value £50
  • 18/09/2013 – Dinner at The George Club; Name of Donor: Simon Lear, MD of Frasers Property, 81 Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BW ; Value £50
  • 13/09/2013 – 2 tickets to preview of “Much Ado about Nothing”; Name of Donor: Old Vic Theatre, The Cut, SE1 ; Value £50
  • 07/09/2013 – 2 tickets to the BBC Proms; Name of donor: Lend Lease, 20 Triton Street, Regent’s Place, London NW1 3BF
  • 16/07/2013 – Aqua Shard opening dinner; Name of donor: Irvine Sellar, Sellar Property Group and LBQ Ltd, 110 Park Street, London W1K 6NX
  • 27/06/2013 – 2 tickets to Berkeley Foundation Ball, Horseguards Parade; Donor: Berkeley Homes, Berkeley House, 19 Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11
  • 13/06/2013 – Dinner for London Council Leaders; Name of Donor: City of London Corporation, City of London, Guildhall, London, EC2P 2EJ
  • 12/06/2013 – 2 tickets to “Sweet Bird of Youth” Press Night; Name of Donor: Old Vic Theatre, The Cut, SE1 ; Value £100
  • 13/03/2013 – Lunch at MIPIM; Name of Donor: Home (Head Office), 2 Gosforth Park Way, Gosforth Business Park, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 8ET ; Value £60
  • 13/03/2013 – Dinner at MIPIM; Name of Donor: Pick Everard, Halford House, Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1HA ; Value £50
  • 12/03/2013 – Attendance at MIPIM, 12-14 March 2013; Name of donor: Lend Lease, 20 Triton Street, Regent’s Place, London NW1 3BF ; Value £1251.15
  • 06/03/2013 – Policy and Resources Committee Annual Dinner; Donor: Mark Boleat CC, City of London Corporation, City of London, Guildhall, PO Box 270, London, EC2P 2EJ
  • 04/03/2013 – Dinner at Quo Vadis for Regeneration in Southwark; Donor: Terrapin Communications, Suite 112, First Floor, 95 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1BZ
  • 26/02/2013 – Dinner at Il Baretto; Donor: James Sellar, Sellar Development, Fielden House, 28 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG ; Value £60
  • 07/02/2013 – Dinner at Claridges, 911 London Project Dinner; Donor: 911 London Project, 42 Brook Street, London W1K 5DB
  • 31/01/2013 – View from the Shard Launch Event; Donor: View from the Shard, Joiner Street, London SE1
  • 25/01/2013 – Newham Council Burns Night Supper; Donor: Berwick Partners, 20 Cannon Street, London EC4M 6XD
  • 17/01/2013 – The London Government Dinner, Mansion House; Donor: City of London Corporation, Guildhall, PO Box 270, London, EC2P 2EJ
  • 17/12/2012 – Dinner at George Club restaurant; Donor: Berkeley Homes, Berkeley House, 19 Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11
  • 27/11/2012 – Two tickets to “Kiss Me Kate” Press Night; Donor: Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, London SE1 8NB
  • 14/11/2012 – Two tickets for Brahms German Requiem at Westminster Cathedral; Donor: BT Group, BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AJ
  • 15/10/2012 – Dinner at the Blue Fin restaurant, Southwark Street; Donor: Farebrother, 27 Bream’s Buildings, City of London EC4A 1DZ, for Southwark developers
  • 05/10/2012 – Dinner at The Ivy restaurant; Donor: Richard Olsen, Orion Properties, Egyptian House, 170 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EJ
  • 01/10/2012 – Dinner at Stock Restaurant, Manchester; Donor: Corporation of the City of London, Guildhall, The City, London EC2P 2EJ
  • 30/09/2012 – Dinner at Stock Restaurant, Manchester; Donor: London First, 3 Whitcomb Street, London WC2H 7HA
  • 29/09/2012 – Dinner at Midland Hotel, Manchester; Donor: Canary Wharf Group, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AB
  • 18/09/2012 – Dinner at Quo Vadis restaurant; Donor: Peter Bingle Consulting, Highstone House, 165 High Street, Barnet, Hertfordshire EN5 5SU
  • 17/09/2012 – Dinner at Baltic Restaurant for Elephant & Castle Strategic Group; Donor: Central Consulting, Suite D Astor House, 282 Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B74 2UG
  • 13/09/2012 – Ticket to “Three Sisters” Press Night; Donor: Young Vic Theatre, 66 The Cut, London SE1 8LZ
  • 12/09/2012 – Ticket to “Hedda Gabler” Press Night; Donor: Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, London SE1 8NB
  • 12/08/2012 – Ticket to Olympic Closing Ceremony; Donor: City of London Corporation, City of London, Guildhall, PO Box 270, London EC2P 2EJ ; Value £150
  • 01/08/2012 – Lunch with Deputy Mayor, Sir Edward Lister; Name of donor: Lend Lease, 20 Triton Street, Regent’s Place, London NW1 3BF ; Value £50
  • 27/07/2012 – Ticket to Olympic Opening Ceremony; Name of donor: Lend Lease, 20 Triton Street, Regent’s Place, London NW1 3BF ; Value £1600
  • 20/07/2012 – Launch of the House of Switzerland – dinner and gift bag; Name of donor: HE Anton Thalmann, Swiss Ambassador, 16-18 Montagu Place, London W1H 2BQ ; Value £100
  • 11/07/2012 – Labour Party Sports Dinner, Emirates Stadium; Name of donor: Bellenden, 17-18 Swan Court, 9 Tanner Street, London SE1 3LE
  • 09/07/2012 – Ticket to “A Doll’s House” at the Young Vic; Name of donor: The Young Vic, 66 The Cut, London SE1 8LZ
  • 05/07/2012 – Dinner at Old Billingsgate for the opening of The Shard; Name of donor: Sellar Property Group and LBQ Ltd, 110 Park Street, London W1K 6NX
  • 27/06/2012 – Dinner at Hotel du Vin, at LGA conference; Name of donor: Serco Group plc, Serco House, 16 Bartley Wood Business Park, Bartley Way, Hook, Hampshire RG27 9UY ; Value £50
  • 19/06/2012 – Lunch at the Menier Chocolate Factory; Donor: Don Riley, Menier Chocolate Factory, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU ; Value £40
  • 18/06/2012 – Dinner for London Borough Leaders; Donor: Mark Boleat CC, City of London Guildhall, Members’ Room, PO Box 270, Guildhall, London EC2P 2EJ
  • 06/06/2012 – Dinner at La Petite Maison; Name of donor: James Sellar, Sellar Property Group, 110 Park Street, London W1K 6NX
  • 19/05/2012 – Tickets for the Mayor of Southwark’s ball; Name of donor: Lend Lease, 20 Triton Street, Regent’s Place, London NW1 3BF ; Value £70
  • 18/05/2012 – Evening Standard New Homes Awards Lunch; Name of donor: Affinity Sutton, Maple House, 157-159 Masons Hill, Bromley, Kent BR2 9HY
  • 17/05/2012 – Tickets to Lord’s test match; Name of donor: Renewal, 22 Bardsley Lane, Greenwich, London SE10 9RF ; Value £60
  • 08/05/2012 – Dinner hosted by Bell Pottinger for Lend Lease; Name of donor: Bell Pottinger, 6th Floor, Holborn Gate, 330 High Holborn, London WC1V 7QD
  • 18/04/2012 – Dinner at Tentazioni with Southwark developers; Name of donor: Bell Pottinger, 6th Floor, Holborn Gate, 330 High Holborn, London WC1V 7QD ; Value £60
  • 01/03/2012 – Ticket to performance of “Patience” at the Union Theatre and dinner at the Baltic; Name of donor: Bell Pottinger, 6th Floor, Holborn Gate, 330 High Holborn, London WC1V 7QD ; Value £75
  • 23/02/2012 – GLA Fundraising campaign dinner at Tuli restaurant; Name of donor: Prem Goyal ; Value £60
  • 09/02/2012 – Dinner with Howard Wolfson, Deputy Mayor of New York; Name of Donor: Patricia Brown ; Value £50
  • 02/02/2012 – Dinner at The George Club with Peter Bingle; Name of donor: Bell Pottinger, 6th Floor, Holborn Gate, 330 High Holborn, London WC1V 7QD ; Value £50
  • 12/01/2012 – London Government dinner at Mansion House; Name of donor: Lord Mayor of London
  • 28/12/2011 – Two tickets to “Noises Off”; Name of donor: Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, London, London SE1 8NB
  • 06/12/2011 – Dod’s Dinner; Name of donor: Lloyds TSB Bank, 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN
  • 30/11/2011 – Christmas dinner; Name of donor: Alan Camp Architects, 88 Union Street, London SE1 0NW
  • 01/11/2011 – Two tickets to Hamlet; Name of donor: Young Vic Theatre, 66 The Cut, London, London SE1 8LZ
  • 18/07/2011 – Ticket to Oona King Fundraising dinner; Name of donor: Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street, London, SE1 6DP ; Value £100
  • 15/07/2011 – Tickets for a performance of “Anne Boleyn”; Name of donor: Globe Theatre, 1 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT ; Value £80
  • 13/07/2011 – Dinner at Pont de la Tour; Name of donor: Bell Pottinger Group, 6th Floor, Holborn Gate, 330 High Holborn, London WC1V 7QD ; Value £50
  • 25/06/2011 – Tickets for a performance of “Richard III”; Name of donor: The Old Vic, The Cut, London SE1 ; Value £95
  • 04/03/2011 – Charity dinner; Name of donor: Berkeley Homes, Berkeley House, 19 Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11; Value unknown
  • 21/02/2011 – Dinner; Name of donor: Peter Rosengard, 9/11 London Project, c/o 42 Brook Street, London W1 ; Value £50
  • 16/02/2011 – Lunch; Name of donor: Chris Horn Associates, Neptune House, 70 Royal Hill, London SE10 ; Value £50
  • 14/12/2010 – Tickets for a performance of “A Flea in Her Ear”; Name of donor: The Old Vic, The Cut, London SE1 ; Value £80

Councillor Mark Williams

Mark Williams register of gifts and hospitalities

  • 25/11/2014 – Property & Finance Group Christmas Lunch, Painters Hall, 9 Little Trinity Ln, London EC4V 2AD; Donor: Kim Humphreys, Carvil Ventures,46 Cautley Avenue, London SW4 9HU ; Value £60
  • 22/09/2014 – Dinner, Annie’s Restaurant, 5 Bank Street, Manchester; Donor: L&Q, Barratt Developments and the Local Government Association ; Value £50
  • 16/09/2014 – Regeneration Dinner, Quo Vadis Restaurant, 26-29 Dean Street, London W1D 3LL; Donor: Peter Bingle, Suite 112, First Floor, 95 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1BZ ; Value £50
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One comment

  1. Shard Viewer

    It’s hilarious when Leader of the Council Peter John reckons he is working for the ‘ordinary people’ and that the squatters who are the backbone of the Aylesbury Occupation are ‘privileged’ and ‘fakes’. Far from actually listening to the multiple opinions on Aylesbury which includes many against the demolition and re-housing of tenants and shoddy displacement to far away of leaseholders, he hides up at Tooley St HQ and never appears actually on Aylesbury Estate to listen to anyone’s views. He is content to denounce anyone who disagrees with Labour’s disastrous policies of getting rid of council housing by Tweeting vague messages that are meant to wipe the floor with any argument. Such tweets however come over as more arrogant and

    As a proud Labour Party member and GMB union member, any political credentials this might strive to be means very little when he actually lives in The Circle, Queen Elizabeth St, Shad Thames area of Tower Bridge. Web estimates for this flat put the value at £850,000 and it’s only a 2 bed flat. Modest but expensive nonetheless (http://media.rightmove.co.uk/32k/31638/27755145/31638_TBR130047_IMG_00_0000.jpg)

    A real man of the people indeed.

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