Monday, 27 April 2015

Campaign and Vote - against cuts and austerity

Southwark Action Alert                          26th April 2015

The NHS and housing are two issues that local campaigns are organising protests about this month.

Watch out for an electoral voice against cuts and austerity: hustings are a great opportunity to challenge those parties committed to cuts and austerity, and to hear from those candidates who are opposed to them. Details are shown below. If you know of hustings that aren’t listed, please email back to give us information about them.

***Please put in your diary this month’s events, shown below***

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Tuesday 28 April
10am.  Aylesbury CPO Inquiry - Southwark Council is trying to compulsorily purchase housing to make way for luxury housing built by Barratt homes. The schedule has not yet been produced, but first two days are likely to be Southwark Council presenting its case, with objectors following on third day. Venue: Millwall Conference Centre, the New Den, Zampa Road,SE16 3LN. Come along and join the campaigners. Find out more here.

Tuesday 28 April
7pm Southwark Defend Council Housing meeting at the Alvey Estate Tenants Hall, ground floor of Thomson House, Beckway Street, off East Street, SE17 1TS. Beckway Street is close to the end of East Street at its junction with the Old Kent Road. More information from

Wednesday 29 April
7pm. Hustings / Question Time for Dulwich and West Norwood constituency at The Portico Gallery, 23a Knights Hill, SE27 0HS. Organised by Norwood Forum. Email:

Thursday 30 April
7.30pm. Hustings for Camberwell & Peckham Constituency. Chaired by Zoe Williams, author and Guardian columnist. Venue: the Peckham Liberal Club, 24 Elm Grove London SE15 5DE. Twitter @CP_hustings; Facebook at

Thursday 30 April
10am - 12.30pm. '7 days to Save the NHS' protest. Outside Dept of Health. For more information phone 07841181656 or email

5.30pm. Hands Off Our Pay: Healthworkers’ protest against planned attacks to unsocial hours pay outside St Thomas's Hospital main entrance, Westminster Road SE1 7EH. Supported by UNITE the Union. Flyer here. Facebook page here.

Saturday 2 May
12noon. Demonstration - Bring Back the NHS: a public service, open to everybody and free at the point of use. Opposition to closure of services in the Maudsley. Organised by Southwark Pensioners Action Group. Assemble outside King’s College Hospital. (If you are free at 9.30 on Friday 1 May at 9.30 come to the pensioners centre and help make some placards.)

7.30pm. Hustings for Bermondsey and Old Southwark constituency. Venue: St James Bermondsey, Thurland Road SE16. Organised by Christians for Transformation in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe (C4T) but open to all. Details here.


Thursday 21 May
7pm. Lambeth Keep Our NHS Public organising meeting in the upstairs room at the Phoenix pub, 348 Clapham Road, SW9 9AR (between Clapham North and Stockwell tube stations). There is no Southwark KONP group so Southwark activists please make contact with the Lambeth group to find out about local activity. The group have a new Facebook page at

Saturday 20 June
National Demonstration and festival: END AUSTERITY NOW in London, just six weeks after the general election, the message to the new government will be to end austerity. Called by the People’s Assembly. Weblink here.

OTHER LOCAL CAMPAIGNS not listed above:

Campaign to Save the Aylesbury. Campaigners are supporting local tenants to oppose the demolition of council housing in Southwark. Replacing social housing with private dwellings is denying thousands of people decent, affordable housing. If you can help, contact or phone 07792 786 192. Website: Facebook page: click here.

London Play and Youth Work Campaign is supported by Unite the Union. If you're a playworker, a child, a mum, a dad, a cousin, a youth worker, or you’re just concerned about cuts to youth services, please join. The campaign’s Facebook page is here. Contact

London Unemployed Strategies (LUS) - a campaign to give a voice to unemployed people. For more information and to get involved, contact Nick on: 020 7467 1283 or 07530 001653, or email Facebook page here.

SolidariTEA, a weekly drop-in between 2pm and 4pm for those affected by work capability, benefits & housing problems etc. Mutual support & planning direct action, at 97 Dawes House, Orb St, Walworth, London, SE17 1RD. For information, email to or phone 07966180429 on Mondays pm.

South London People’s Assembly meet monthly at Bread & Roses pub, 68 Clapham Manor St, London SW4 6DZ. More information from

South London Unite the Resistance. For news updates and action alerts on trade union and anti-austerity events in south London, join the email list by writing to or phone 07956579466.

Southwark Disabled People Against Cuts meet at Southwark Independent Living Centre, 10 Bradenham Close, SE17 2QB. Details from

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