Do you like painting? 🖌️ and/or do you like lunch? 🍲🍉
Some painting kit will be provided please do bring any paints, brushes that you might have! Please wear clothes you don't mind getting a bit of paint on!
Kids and families welcome :)
the Save Ridley Road campaign are raising alarm over the potential impact of Hackney Council’s Dalston Plan on the viability of Ridley Road market. Plans to build almost 500 new residences on the site of the Kingsland Road Shopping Centre will irrevocably alter the character of Dalston as a whole. This would be the equivalent of a whole new Dalston Square dropped onto the existing shopping centre on Kingsland Road. Recent history shows that no matter what Hackney Council says, these will be overwhelmingly luxury flats for private sale. The knock-on effect on Ridley Road next door will be counted in demographic shifts, noise complaints and further private development on Ridley Road itself – and already the Council is saying it wants to ‘design out’ crime and install dozens of new CCTV cameras on the market.
Simply put, this is gentrification in action.
the Morning Lane People's space are a group of local people who are campaigning to have Hackney community voices heard in proposals for the development of the Tesco site at 55 Morning Lane. In 2017 Hackney Council built the suite with £60 million of public money and did a deal with the same developers that created the disastrous 'Fashion Hub'. Without proper community consultation, they have now made a place which includes; a smaller Tesco supermarket, work units and around 500 flats including two 19 storey tower blocks, NO council housing and only 20% at so-called-affordable rents. We do not want a repeat of the disastrous Fashion Hub which does not serve our community and where most of the units are empty. We need a development which houses, employs and supports local people.
This is the event we will be painting signs for:
Wednesday 20th October 6-7pm
Join Save Ridley Road and Morning Lane People's Space in a demonstration outside Hackney Town Hall on the evening of the next full council meeting (to which we've submitted questions). We are demanding development in Hackney that puts the needs of residents for social housing, affordable shops and markets, and community spaces above the needs of property developers to generate a profit. We'll have speakers from our own and other campaigns, information about community planning, and Save Ridley Road will be handing in postcards where people have written about the meaning the market has for them and Morning Lane People's Space will be handing in this petition: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/.../morning-lane-people-s...
If you can come, help us to keep each other safe by socially distancing.
See you there 🌞