”REVITALISING” SE17, ONE ESTATE AT A TIME…
Southwark Council have announced their intention to forcibly ‘regenerate’ all 60 acres of the Aylesbury estate, against the wishes of the people who live there.
This will take the form of demolishing every single block. The current residents will be forced out of their homes, and 2716 council flats will be destroyed forever.
A much smaller number of “social rented units” (just 1323) will be available afterwards, and anybody offered re-housing in these will be expected to pay far higher rents & service charges (and have much less secure tenancies than they have right now).
We believe the entire estate could be refurbished, at approx one tenth of the cost of brand new buildings, and with much less disruption, upheaval and pollution. This has been done successfully elsewhere, but Southwark claim it would be “impossible” to save even one block from the bulldozers.
The real reason for this is to increase the number of privately owned flats in the area. 2252 new flats will be put on the market for those who can afford them. Meanwhile, many thousands of us will be forced to leave the neighbourhood.
We’ve watched what happened to the Heygate. People living nearby are worried that if Southwark gets away with this, their estate will be next.
We are occupying empty blocks on the estate as a protest against the council’s plans.
FIGHT FOR THE AYLESBURY
YOU MIGHT BE NEXT!
Download posters and flyers from the “Stuff to Print” part of our website – https://fightfortheaylesbury.wordpress.com/stuff-to-print/