STAND UP TO LAMBETH! Marchers demand resignation of council leader and entire cabinet (Pink boots optional)
Thousands of people are expected to hold a peaceful march against Lambeth council on Saturday (October 8th).
The march comes before a series of public meetings set up to oppose Lambeth council – with march organisers calling on council leader Cllr Lib Peck and the entire council cabinet to resign.
“The demonstration represents the 36,000+ people who opposed the eviction of family businesses from Brixton’s Arches area, the 20,000+ who signed petitions against unnecessary library closures, the thousands whose housing estates are set to be demolished, the Peoples
Audit researchers who are uncovering massive inefficiency and waste…. and many more” said a spokeswoman.
“Discontent with Lambeth council is widespread, and covers every point of view, from libraries to businesses, skatepark users to people in sheltered housing.
BOLD “All have one problem in common – the council itself.
“The pattern is of high-handed, ill-informed decisions, refusal to listen and refusal to consider viable alternatives.
“The people of Lambeth call for council leader Lib Peck and her cabinet to resign, as they have betrayed the trust and faith of the residents of Lambeth. “We have no confidence in their ability to represent us.”
The march is thought to be the first-ever instance when an entire borough has joined together to focus on a local authority’s failure to represent their interests, the spokeswoman added.
“This is to be a PEACEFUL event – making the point that ordinary people, families and businesses are seeing the destruction of services, homes, jobs and the rights of residents.
“Participants are asked to wear PINK to signify good humour and fun – but the purpose is serious.
“The initial position has been agreed in democratic meetings:
“The people of Lambeth call on the council that is supposed to represent us
– to become financially transparent and democratic
– to become accountable to its residents
– to put the interests of residents and council workers before the interests of private companies.
SATURDAY 8 OCTOBER, 12noon
WINDRUSH SQUARE, BRIXTON, followed by a march to Clapham Common
Already signed up to support the movement are:
Save Central Hill Community
Save Cressingham Estate
Save Fenwick Estate
Save Westbury Estate
Defend the Ten libraries
Save Our Libraries
Save Brixton Arches
Thames Central Open Spaces (Garden Bridge)
DPAC (Disabled People Against the Cuts)
Unite the Union
Lambeth Green Party
Lambeth United Housing Co-operative
LAMPAG (Lambeth Pensioners Action Group)
Brixton Come Together
South London RCG
Lambeth Housing Activists
UpRise – anti-racism festival
Long Live Southbank
Lambeth Socialist Party
Friends of Stockwell Skatepark
Residents of MacIntosh Court, Denby Court and McCall Close