Booted out of Newham

The South Essex Heckler - Archive

We’ve written previously about the way social cleansing from London has an impact on us out here in Essex: What happens with housing in London has an impact all the way along the estuary (and beyond). Each time we’ve written about this issue, we’ve made these two points a) people are being forced out of London against their will and b) people concerned about the impact of this on the housing situation out here in Essex need to be supporting the campaigns in the capital resisting social cleansing.

The Newham Recorder have undertaken an investigation into the number of households forced to relocate outside of the borough between 2012-2017 when the former mayor, Robin Wales was in charge: The great housing postcode lottery: Ex-Newham mayor slammed over 3,000 homeless moved out of borough. During that period, 3,292 households in Newham were forced to accept houses and flats outside of the…

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