November 4, 2019

Ledbury Action Group Charter 

On Thursday 24th October 2019, Southwark Council published a report on the future of the four Ledbury Estate tower blocks. The new findings by structural engineers ARUP are significant and mean that strengthening and refurbishment of the to...

October 24, 2019

 On Thursday 24th October 2019, Southwark shared the long-awaited detailed structural report by ARUP engineers, which lays out a design for strengthening and refurbishing the Ledbury Estate tower blocks.

In 2017, it was discovered that the four Large Panel System b...

July 17, 2019

Two years after Grenfell and more than 10 years since the tragic Lakanal House fire, more than half of Southwark-owned high rise blocks are considered to be outside of the 'acceptable' parameters of fire risk. 

Our research also revealed that more than 80% of Fire...

November 28, 2018

Over the past 18 months I've become an 'accidental activist', engaging in community issues and getting involved with local politics for the first time in my life.

It wasn't my intention, when I first began challenging Southwark Council over housing safety...

November 20, 2018

#OurDay is an initiative set up by the Local Government Association dubbed as 'a day for local government to come together for the biggest ever online celebration of the people who keep our communities running. The 24 hour social media marathon gives everyone who works...

October 5, 2018

The Ledbury Estate towers consultation is now complete. Residents have voted for no demolition. The preferred choice, leading by a significant majority was 'Option B' - high level refurbishment to the four towers, with some infill new build homes on the estate to help...

August 14, 2018

Southwark Council have recently announced that a new 'Resident Involvement Panel' will be set up. The terms of reference for the panel can be seen here.

The news of this panel was met with surprise, anger and upset from the boroughs existing groups, including Tenant Cou...

August 9, 2018

Saying Goodbye To Southwark

Southwark and it’s people will always hold a special place in my heart. I have lived and worked in Southwark for many years. I grew up on the Ledbury Estate with my family.

The Ledbury Estate tower blocks, as with several other high-rise block...

July 31, 2018

A Freedom Of Information Request from Ledbury Action Group to Southwark Council has revealed that the council have only carried out eight Type 4 (in-depth) Fire Risk Assessments on the boroughs tower blocks, despite claiming in a public report to the Council's Cabinet...

July 20, 2018

Following the events on the Ledbury Estate, some residents of the four tower blocks have chosen to take legal action against their landlord, Southwark Council, in relation to serious matters of disrepair over the years, as well as the issues discovered in 2017 relating...

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