Eviction Resistance in Redbridge

Yesterday UNITE Community Waltham Forest and supporters successfully prevented the eviction of Jenny, an Ilford resident. Jenny, a parent with health issues, was threatened with eviction from a house which is in a bad state of repair and from which she wants to move. However Redbridge Council only offered her temporary accommodation in a one bedroom flat in Harlesden, far from her disabled parents, her surgery and hospital. For now she and her family have a roof over their heads.

Messages of support can be posted on UNITE’s
Facebook page

Here are some videos of the action:

Next meeting and change of venue

The next meeting of Waltham Forest Left Unity will be on Thursday 3 September. The main discussion will be on Climate Change and the mobilisations around this December’s Cop21 meeting in Paris, introduced by Alan Thornett.

This meeting, and all subsequent meetings, will take place in a new, and much better, venue: the Wanstead Quaker Meeting House, Bush Road, E11 3AU (see meetings for a map). Despite the name, this is actually in Leytonstone, just a couple of minutes walk from the Green Man roundabout. The W19 bus stops almost outside the door; the 145, 257 and W14 stop very close. The venue is about ten minutes walk from Leytonstone tube station.