Social Housing/ private renters/ squatters/ homeless

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Gramsci, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl All lost in the supermarket

    I heard that are offering the museum the "option" to purchase the building from them, and so secure their fruture. Not so altruistic, more business as usual.
  2. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    This thread needs a bump. Someone recommended this Channel Four programme about the need for a new approach to council housing. It's a bit populist - the programme maker, an architect, decries the use of the word "unit".

    He interviews Kate Mackintosh at Dawson Heights and visits a massive social housing complex on the outskirts of Vienna which has 16 GPs, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, shops and massive climbing plants up the walls.

    Looks like the Barrier Block meets Quatermass on Mars. Talking of which there is a least one voice-over shot of the back of "The Viaduct" and the Barrier Block across the Brixton railway lines (maybe from Pop Brixton roof?)

    Apparently this guy outraged "The Sun" in one of his renovation programmes by ripping out Edwardian panelling and replacing with slate. Chacun à son goût.

    George Clarke's Council House Scandal - On Demand - All 4
    (20 days left to view as at 10/8/2019)
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  3. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    Already a thread about it - generally a popular programme on here. There's a petition associated with it. Happy 100th Birthday, Council Housing.
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  4. Paul Hill

    Paul Hill Think Hard!

    Before doing anything with Guinness read the following:

    and this too:

    The Guinness Partnership is rated "Bad" with 1.1 / 10 on Trustpilot

    Then pass it on
  5. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    The Trustpilot reviews are fascinating. However problem tenants/neighbours surely come with any social housing, whether council or HA.
    I would agree if you said that devolving ownership and control of social housing probably makes it more difficult to deal with these issues.
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  6. David Clapson

    David Clapson Infamous Knob

  7. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Laurie Taylor dealt with social housing this week BBC Radio 4 - Thinking Allowed, Estates
    Having interviewed someone who discussed the branding of some council estates such as the Tulse Hill Estate as sink estates years ago, he slightly tarnished his reputation for political correctness by quoting the aphorism of Mark Twain at the end - Buy Land - they're not making it any more.
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