Achilles Street Stop And Listen Campaign
At a ‘consultation’ on the 21st May 2016- Lewisham Council revealed its plans to redevelop the Achilles Street area. The Council is proposing to demolish all of the homes and local businesses in the Achilles Street area in order to build high rise, high density housing in partnership with private developers.
- The Achilles Street area – is a low density housing estate, which runs along either side of Achilles Street between Clifton Rise and Pagnell Street. It also includes the flats and businesses on the east side of Clifton Rise and the flats, maisonettes and businesses along the New Cross Road between Clifton Rise and Pagnell Street (excluding the Venue and the old bank building).
Lewisham have postponed going to Mayor and Cabinet again! The new date is 25 October.
Saturday 16 September
Time: 5 pm (Film starts at 5.30 )
Venue: New Cross Learning, 283-285 New Cross Road
We are launching Achilles Fanzine ( 2nd print run )
Information will be available about the campaign ahead of Lewisham going to Mayor and Cabinet on 4 October ( See below).
We will be showing the critically acclaimed film:
Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle
Refreshments and short discussion after the film
Lewisham are still planning on going to Mayor and Cabinet on Wednesday 4th October with their proposals to demolish the Achilles Street area. At the meeting on the 4th they will decide whether or not to proceed with the plans for demolition and redevelopment. If you want to raise objections or concerns about the demolition of homes, businesses and community organisations or about the destruction of the local community then write to or email your local councillors, MP and the Mayor and Cabinet and let them know. See below for email and postal addresses of local councillors, MP and the Mayor and Cabinet.
As part of Open Garden Estates weekend we are inviting visitors to walk through the Achilles Street Area in the heart of New Cross, sharing and listening to the narratives and history of the area, identifying trees and wildlife, and seeing the green spaces, homes and shops that are under threat of demolition. The walk will end at New Cross Learning for a discussion and refreshments.
Date: Saturday 17 June, 2017
Meet: At the entrance to Fordham park, on the corner of Achilles Street and Clifton Rise
Time: 2 pm
Walk: Approx 1 hour. The walk will end at New Cross Learning for refreshments and discussion.
All Very Welcome
It’s now 9 months since Lewisham Council revealed it’s proposals to demolish the Achilles Street Area. In this time at the four ‘consultations’ held to date Lewisham Council have not listened to residents . They have not presented any options for refurbishment.
You couldn’t make this up Lewisham council and other London Councils speed dating property developers and investors at the Shard Site Match London .
Questions asked by Achilles Street Residents at a Lewisham Council Public Meeting on November 23, 2016 – still awaiting responses with regard to the option of refurbishment, costings and structural surveys.
Questions asked at Lewisham Council Public meeting