A day in the life of Focus E15 housing campaign 

Focus E15 Campaign

Focus E15 campaign split forces on the morning of Saturday 14 July. Our street stall was set up on Stratford Broadway by some, whilst others went to meet Newham’s new Mayor, Roksana Fiaz, at her surgery in East Ham library.  Our determined group comprised of  campaigners and residents from the hostel Brimstone House in Stratford, residents from the  tower block Ferrier Point in Canning Town  as well as local families facing eviction, all coming together to raise concerns.
We bartered a collective meeting with Roksana Fiaz  and she listened to everyone’s concerns in turn which meant the meeting lasted over 1 hour. This was quite a difference from the Robin Wales experience we had been use to, where young mothers  were treated with utter contempt and disdain.

Roksana Fiaz and the councillor Susan Masters who was also present were both updated about the dehumanising and prison-like security at Brimstone House…

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