Category Archives: Heygate

No more football on the Elephant Park?

The Elephant Amenity Network turned out in force to try and save Elephant Park last Saturday 26 February.  We joined with the football players of the local Latin American football league and met with the ‘Southwark News’  (see here) in an effort to stop the boarding-up of the park.
The park is the site of what will eventually be the new market square; in the meantime it is to be let by Southwark Council to the developers of Oakmayne Plaza as a site compound.
The planning application for this was given 3 years ago and distinguishes itself by having no social rented or affordable housing of any kind in its 600+ units; Oakmayne offered £1m in lieu and to its shame Southwark accepted.  Since then not a word has been heard – we think that the application may be running out of time, hence the sudden activity. Continue reading

Demolishing the Heygate: Public Meeting 20th July 2010

UPDATE: Read a report of the public meeting on Paul Coleman’s London blog.

A public meeting to understand what is happening to the Heygate Estate and to the first phase of the demolition plans.

The agenda for the meeting includes information regarding the surveys that the council has carried out on ecology, asbestos and the mature trees on site; the provision of heating to the residents who are still remaining on the estate; planning, building control and environmental health notices setting out how the demolition will take place.

Bring your questions and concerns on Tuesday 20 July 7pm

Heygate TRA Hall 25, Brandon St, SE17 1NE

Radio 4 Programme with Interviews

Elephant & Castle Regeneration

The World Tonight‘ on BBC Radio 4 (May 3rd 2010) had a radio feature with interviews with Jerry Flynn from Elephant Amenity Network and Laura Fudge from Aylesbury Tenant’s First. It’s not bad! The main points are stressed about local demands for social rented housing not being meet and also about the gentrification of the area and the displacement of the local people. You can stream the programme from this link – Radio Programme

LOCAL ELECTION May 2010: Click here to check out the responses of the local candidates to our series of questions about the ongoing regeneration in Southwark

Read our Charter for Community Inclusion and a Better Quality of Life for All

In March 2009 a new “Elephant & Castle Regeneration Charter for Community Inclusion and a Better Quality of Life for All” was  launched by local people and businesses.

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