Leaders of local authorities across Essex, including Thurrock, have sent a letter to senior politicians in the capital urging London boroughs to stop placing homeless families in the county: Thurrock Council leader backs call to stop London boroughs sending homeless to borough. We’ve written numerous pieces on the issue of social cleansing from London here on the Heckler and also on our predecessor blog, the Stirrer. Rather than re-hash the points we’ve made about the need to support housing activists in London fighting social cleansing, we’re listing pretty much everything we’ve ever written or re-blogged on the issue. Here goes…

From the Heckler

It’s not funny but its a joke: London’s housing activists
‘Decanted’ from the Carpenters Estate in Newham – a former resident speaks out
Social cleansing from Thurrock
Social cleansing in the name of (sub)urban ‘regeneration’
What happens with housing in London has an impact all the way along the estuary (and beyond)
Booted out of Newham
Housing Justice in the new Newham!

From the Stirrer

A house in Vange owned by…Local Space Stratford
A little reminder about why people are moving out of London
Booted out of London
A reminder of why we support housing struggles in London