Squatters take over Soho offices to create a hub for London's homeless people

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by editor, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Great work:


  2. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    Good luck to them :thumbs :
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  3. passenger

    passenger up and down...

    i bet its massive in there good luck
    welcome to your new home :thumbs:
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  4. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Shame to see John Lewis knee deep in luxury property development.
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  5. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    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!
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  6. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    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.
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  7. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    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
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  8. beareis

    beareis Member

    Natural Shoe Store in Neal Street was squatted too.
  9. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    There's a squat just off Dean Street I noticed last week.
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  10. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    image.jpg Actually it was the one on Carlisle Street mentioned in the article that they've apparently moved on from.
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  11. Metal Malcolm

    Metal Malcolm ODT resident emo

    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?
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  12. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    You know what landlords are often like when they know they're renting to students - taking the piss is a given. :(
  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I popped into see them. It's a big space. I'll post some photos up later.
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    editor hiraethified

  15. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    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.
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  16. editor

    editor hiraethified

    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.
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  17. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    I considered going into the previous squat when I saw it but felt I'd be intruding. Wish I had now.
  18. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I just asked if they minded me taking a look around and they were fine.
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  19. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    Occupations are the way forward.
  20. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

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  21. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    But when time runs out..

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