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Video of Demonstration in Central London on 18th May 2013
This concentrates on Lewisham and the successful direction action stunt by the PFI Scam direct action team. As the march passed by the Barclays branch hundreds of people took Boycott Barclays cards and information about the petition to exempt health from the forthcoming US-EUTrade Treaty. Dozens of LPBP members took part and were accompanied by Strawberry Thieves Socialist Choir.
Sad news: only a week after the hoarding below was targetted by our direct action team, the whole set of four boards was completely removed from the corner of Endwell Road / Mantle Road, Brockley!
No Evictions - Rally 11th May
Join us opposing the bedroom tax.
We have been collecting signatures on a petition calling for no evictions of Lewisham Homes tenants who get into arrears because of bedroom tax deductions from the housing benefit.
On Saturday 11th May we handed in a letter to Lewisham's Mayor, Steve Bullock, asking him to support this call.
Send us an email or text 07986 998 172 to find out where we are next campaigning on this issue.
Click on the "Bedroom Tax" item on the campaigns menu to the left to find out more about this issue and why People Before Profit is campaigning on it.
Evelyn Ward Bye-Election
29th March 2013
23% vote for Barbara Raymond of Lewisham People Before Profit candidate in the Evelyn Bye-Election on 28th March 2013
Labour won the bye-election with 978 votes, LPBP got 404, Lib Dems 131, Tory 119, UKIP 119.
This gives us a solid base of support to work from to make progress in the local elections in 2014. We have made many good contacts with people who are fed up of the neglect of the area by their local councillors. We have heard allegations of corruption and incompetence and will be doing what we can to help the people of the area cope with the problems they face.
In case you're not sure where Evelyn Ward is you can download a map here (please note that this is two years old and the polling station for DEV5 sector has changed to Lewington Centre) Evelyn Ward Map
Outsourcing - dangerous territory!
HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO PUBLIC SERVICES WHEN THEY ARE OUTSOURCED?
a tale of woe from Pat Richardson
Unfortunately the short, immediate answer is, we know very little. Researching details is a foggy journey beset with hidden obstacles.
Take the tale of Eco Computer Systems Ltd ….. After long months of so-called consultation the London Borough of Lewisham Mayor and Cabinet voted to adopt officers’ advice (in spite of their warnings on its financial position) to offer the task of running Sydenham, Crofton Park and Grove Park libraries as community libraries to ECS Ltd. The contract over 25 years, reviewed every 5 years, included refurbishment and maintenance of the buildings. At the time there were few serious choices.
Fight to save Lewisham Hospital Accident & Emergency
Video of Brockley consultation meeting on Monday 26th November
Video of the demonstration on Saturday 24th November
First consultation meeting Tuesday 13th Nov 2pm - 4pm
at West Greenwich Community Centre, 141 Greenwich High Street (near Greenwich railway station).
Four members of Lewisham People Before Profit were there to confront hatchet man Matthew Kershaw. We challenged him on PFI and the 50 or so members of the public were all sceptical of his reasoning.!
Public meeting last Thursday, 8th November
at the Lessoff Auditorium, Lewisham Hospital, 6pm. The meeting venue was full so two overflow venues were arranged. Around 700 people attended in total and heard Louise Irvine, a local GP and Keep Our NHS Public activist and Eileen Smith from Ealing's Save Our Local Hospitals. Along with Mike Davey of Lewisham Unison they explained the situation and called for maximum turnout on the demonstration on 24th November. Mayor Steve Bullock and MP Heidi Alexander also spoke. Steve Bullock refused to commit Lewisham Council resources to informing all residents about the campaign - so we'll have to do it ourselves!
PLEASE HELP COLLECT SIGNATURES BY GOING DOOR TO DOOR IN YOUR STREET
We have produced 30,000 cards explaining the issues. You can download it here: PFI Card.
if you would like some cards to give out while petitioning. We also need people to help give out the cards and collect signatures at primary schools and at railway stations.
Demonstration on Saturday 24th November
assemble at the Grassy Knoll, between Rennell Street and the roundabout in Lewisham to march to Lewisham Hospital for a "Hands Round the Hospital" event.
Harts Lane is a small road leading from New Cross Rd to Hatcham Park Rd, opposite Haberdasher Askes Jerningham Road site.
hArts Lane Studios is the product of the work by many local people who want the premises to be available for community use and not be sold off cheaply at auction. Have your say in the consultation by texting "SELL" or "RENT" plus your name and address to 0786 545 279 before 7th October.
Best ever vote for People Before Profit
6873 votes from the people of Greenwich and Lewisham. 5.2% beating UKIP, BNP and NF and saving our deposit of £1000.
5th May 2012
Full analysis of the election results from 3rd May will be published shortly, giving the votes cast for each candidate in each individual ward. We will be studying these closely to see where our latent support lies. We delivered 50,000 election addresses, targetting 6 wards for close to every household. We also gave out election addresses at stations and schools.
Thank you to all who helped in the election campaign and to all those who voted to put People Before Profit.