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Wembley Matters: Sat 1 Nov: "Campaigners staging sit-in at Barratt Homes PR meeting on West Hendon Estate right now"

Link to web site

"Campaigners from Our West Hendon and Barnet Housing Action are currently staging a sit-in at an exhibition by Barratt Homes, at the community centre in Marsh Drive, West Hendon.

"The current occupants of social housing on the estate are being ousted to make way for a luxury private development by Barratts."

Twitter-published images:

Link to 'Our West Hendon' on Facebook

Link to Shahrar Ali web site, from mid-September

Daily Mirror:
" 'Social cleansing' of London's council estates sees Tories plan underground playground for children"
"... Land is being cleared for luxury apartments overlooking the Thames and the multi-billion-pound Battersea power station development. Flats that no one in the overcrowded Churchill Gardens estate will be able to afford.

"Churchill Gardens is one of the finest social housing estates in London. It pioneered 'district heating' and still has a heating tower that provides the estate’s heating and hot water.

"Built where the Blitz had levelled Victorian housing to rubble, it was made a ­conservation area in 1990, and some blocks and the water tower are Grade II listed. Some of its flats have river views, and it’s a heartbeat away from the ­tree-lined Embankment. Its neighbour is the affluent Dolphin Square, where many MPs live.

"... In 2012, when he was seeking ­re-election as London Mayor, Boris Johnson spoke out against the 'Kosovo-style social cleansing of London'.

"But for many communities that is exactly what 'regeneration' has meant.

"When the vast Heygate estate in Elephant and Castle that once housed generations of ordinary Londoners is rebuilt, only 79 of 2,500 new homes on the site will be available as social housing.

"Meanwhile, the 'regeneration' of the West Hendon Estate, which ­overlooks the Welsh Harp reservoir, will see it recreated as Hendon ­Waterside, with only 25% social housing and the nature reserve under threat."

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