Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by editor, Apr 28, 2015.
Good luck to them :thumbs :
i bet its massive in there good luck
welcome to your new home
Shame to see John Lewis knee deep in luxury property development.
jon lewis are bellends to contract for middle managment seems to consist of wankers who think they are running the death star
good luck to these lot!
I can't think of a place which needs safe space for homeless people more than central London, good on them.
As for paying the council to get around the social/affordable housing obligation - I have no polite words for people like that at all.
Council is just as shitty for it.
Its a convenient fiction, its a bribe plain and simple and both sides know for sure those funds are not going to affordable housing anywhere.
edit: I read the comments, gah, wankers the lot of em
Natural Shoe Store in Neal Street was squatted too.
There's a squat just off Dean Street I noticed last week.
Actually it was the one on Carlisle Street mentioned in the article that they've apparently moved on from.
One of the students at my work came in last week, somewhat perturbed that the building he's living in has been squatted, and in his words 'There's a bunch of guys downstairs having a rave and selling drugs'.
The bit that intrigued me most was the the squatters had posted a notice on the windows saying that the building was designated as non-habitable. If that's the case, surely his landlord was breaking several rules by renting him a room there?
You know what landlords are often like when they know they're renting to students - taking the piss is a given.
I popped into see them. It's a big space. I'll post some photos up later.
Here's my photo feature:
Squatters take over Soho offices to create a hub for London’s growing homeless
That's some nice space they have there. More groups need to get behind this stuff as it ties in with all the various housing actions.
I was touched by their generosity. They're clearly short of money but I was immediately offered smokes and some cider.
In return, they seem chuffed that I'd taken an interest and come down to offer my support.
I considered going into the previous squat when I saw it but felt I'd be intruding. Wish I had now.
I just asked if they minded me taking a look around and they were fine.
Occupations are the way forward.
Bitd that screamed rave.
Not these days I am sure though. Not worth the additional aggro
But when time runs out..
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