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...

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...

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...

July 17, 2018

Southwark is facing a crisis as Universal Credit is rolled out, with local food banks and charities putting out urgent calls for help as they see a dramatic increase in clients. This situation is not limited to Southwark, it's a problem facing boroughs up and down the...

June 28, 2018

Haringey's newly elected Momentum Council have recently learned that two of their Large Panel System residential blocks on the Broadwater Farm Estate have failed to meet the building regulations for resistance to disproportionate collapse.

Echoing the discoveries of the...

June 27, 2018

One year ago, following the discovery that our Ledbury Estate tower blocks were not fire safe, I became involved in campaigning in my community. As someone who'd raised concerns over potential fire risks, which horrifically proved to be founded, I felt a responsibility...

June 20, 2018

Residents of the Ledbury Estate have been following closely the events and investigations on our sibling Large Panel System estates over recent months. Haringey Council have recently made a decision to decant two of the blocks on Broadwater Farm (Tangmere and Northolt)...

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