Video of the council smashing up homes on Thursday

I am ashamed to be English.

Fight for the Aylesbury

This is a video someone made on Thursday evening (5 February) when the police and Southwark Council came and smashed up 8 homes and welded them up to prevent the occupation spreading.

You can hear loud banging and breaking of glass inside the flats that are blocked off by police. This is them smashing the toilets and sinks, and the windows, to make the homes uninhabitable. Here is a picture of a bathroom after being smashed by the council:

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There are around 18,000 people on the Southwark council housing waiting list.

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We shall save our homes!

West Ken Gibbs Green - The People's Estates

On 12 September residents travelled to the Council’s Planning Committee at Hammersmith Town Hall. We wanted to explain why it should reject the planning applications to demolish the West Kensington & Gibbs Green estates and the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centres.

The Council was ready for us: “No deputations, no placards, no recording, no photographs”. However, it welcomed its development partner, CapCo, whose team arrived with smiles on their faces and springs in their steps.

For two hours, residents endured a presentation of the scheme illustrated by slides crammed with drawings and text that was too small to read. Officers explained that the Committee could approve the scheme because the Council had made it mandatory for the tall buildings to have a bottom, a middle and a top.

We only asked for 10 minutes to present the case for preserving our community and for saving the Exhibition Centres. Opposition Councillors told…

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DEMOLITION OF EARLS COURT

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CORRUPT REPORT SANCTIONED BY A CORRUPT MAYOR FOR CORRUPT DEVELOPERS .  THERE IS NO VIABLE REASON FOR DEMOLISHING AN ICONIC VENUE WHICH HAS WORKED FOR LONDON FOR THE LAST 77 YEARS.  IT CONTRIBUTES BILLIONS TO THE ECONOMY AND ATTRACTS VISITORS WORLDWIDE.  HOW CAN THIS ICONIC VENUE SELECTED FOR THE OLYMPICS BE DEMOLISHED AND REPLACED BY LUXURY, BUY-TO-LEAVE-EMPTY ACCOMMODATION FOR OVERSEAS BUYERS USING UK AS A BANKING HAVEN.

PROTEST TO “BULLDOZER” MAYOR BORIS JOHNSON AND TO EVERYONE YOU CAN THINK OF TO STOP THIS DESTRUCTION OF OUR HERITAGE

http://westkengibbsgreen.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/12-billion-earls-court-scheme-value-hidden-to-avoid-affordable-housing/

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DEMOLITION OF EARLS COURT

CORRUPT REPORT SANCTIONED BY A CORRUPT MAYOR FOR CORRUPT DEVELOPERS .  THERE IS NO VIABLE REASON FOR DEMOLISHING AN ICONIC VENUE WHICH HAS WORKED FOR LONDON FOR THE LAST 77 YEARS.  IT CONTRIBUTES BILLIONS TO THE ECONOMY AND ATTRACTS VISITORS WORLDWIDE.  HOW CAN THIS ICONIC VENUE SELECTED FOR THE OLYMPICS BE DEMOLISHED AND REPLACED BY LUXURY, BUY-TO-LEAVE-EMPTY ACCOMMODATION FOR OVERSEAS BUYERS USING UK AS A BANKING HAVEN.

PROTEST TO “BULLDOZER” MAYOR BORIS JOHNSON AND TO EVERYONE YOU CAN THINK OF TO STOP THIS DESTRUCTION OF OUR HERITAGE

http://westkengibbsgreen.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/12-billion-earls-court-scheme-value-hidden-to-avoid-affordable-housing/

£12 billion Earl’s Court scheme value hidden to avoid affordable housing

How can a crooked DVS Report be accepted? Surely the demolition should be stopped if a fraud has been committed and he Public duped. It is obvious that this is a set up sanctioned by a crooked Boris Johnson to put money into the pockets of his Asian pals and certainly not for the good of London and its culture. disaster is happening as we speak and the People of London seem powerless against a corrupt government and Councillors. As this is found to be a faulty document it should be halted and investigated. No good investigating after the event

West Ken Gibbs Green - The People's Estates

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After nearly two years of fighting to get the viability assessment of the Earl’s Court scheme, Capco and Kensington & Chelsea finally gave in to the Information Commissioner’s demand that the report be released. The Councils and the developer had good reason to keep the assessment produced by DVS secret. The scheme is not worth £8 billion, but £12 billion – and that was in September 2012. So imagine what it’s worth now!

Amazingly the DVS review showed that the scheme was not viable on the basis of Capco’s assumptions, a reason in itself not to approve the scheme. But it was also critical of Capco’s reluctance to co-operate with the assessment. Throughout their review, DVS questioned the calculations and methodologies that were used to justify 11% of so called ‘affordable’ housing.

In their defence, Capco claims that “the DVS had full access to all relevant Capco information”. But…

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