Fashion designer to join co-op sale protest

By Ellie Ross

Vivienne Westwood will add some sparkle to a protest against Lambeth Council’s sale of long-standing housing co-operatives on Wednesday 5th March.
The fashion designer will join residents and campaigners including comedian Mark Thomas, artist Maggi Hambling and Kate Hoey MP in Lilleshall Road.
They have all pledged to defend housing co-op residents who refuse to leave their home after eviction.
They claim Lambeth’s co-operative council is evicting members of housing co-operatives who have lived in the borough for periods of up to 40 years, with some residents in their 70s.
They say it comes as a triple whammy for housing with social housing stock sold off, more people added to the waiting list and no new housing built as a result.
The Weekender contacted Lambeth Council for a response but they refused to comment.