Next Friday (25th July) at 10am at a location to be confirmed tenants will be taking action against the redevelopment of the Myatts Field North estate in Brixton which is being done through a Public Finance Initiative (PFI). A PFI is where a company has fronted the money and Lambeth will pay it back for years at rip off rates. Residents are already seeing:
- Higher rents
- Energy monopoly (EON will control the residents energy prices for the next 45 years)
- Lease holders are being evicted and given poor compensation for their home
- Green space has been lost
- Residents have had no say in any of this so far
Myatts Field Residents say:
“We welcome housing groups , tenants from other estates and trade unions to join us at 10am on Friday 25th July (location to be confirmed!).
Wednesday 23rd July we will also be holding a residents meeting in the Bramah Green Community Centre at 7pm , members of the public are welcome to join in.
Please let us know if you are interested in coming to any of the above so we have an idea of the numbers .
The tremendous vote against privatisation on the neighbouring Cowley estate and the angry mood of residents living on the PFI redevelopment shows there is a momentum building in favour of council housing for all, and against the councils complicity with the private sector.”