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Third rally to stop eviction in Nottingham

by John Moore
Issue No. 2452

Some 200 anti-eviction activists rallied in solidarity with Nottingham couple Sue and Tom Crawford on Friday of last week.

This was the third occasion when people have travelled from all over Britain to defend the Crawfords. 

Activists stood outside the family home with Sue while others demonstrated noisily outside the county court where Tom applied for permission to appeal.

The Crawfords say they have paid off the mortgage. 

They say the now defunct bank Bradford & Bingley changed the mortgage terms without informing them and claim £43,000 is still owed.

The judge adjourned the case—claiming that the noisy demonstration outside the court prevented him from hearing the proceedings.

Activists insist that Bradford & Bingley’s case is full of inconsistencies.

Campaigners were preparing to protest outside Barnet Homes offices in north London on Wednesday of this week in support of an evicted family.

Juliet and her four children were among the 150 households kicked out of the Sweets Way estate last month. They have now been told to leave the temporary accommodation they had been sent to in Potter’s Bar, Hertfordshire.

The family hasn’t been offered appropriate housing, effectively forcing them to leave the borough.

Juliet is holding a meeting with Barnet Homes bosses to plead their case.

Housing activists in south London were protesting outside a home in Camberwell to stop an eviction as Socialist Worker went to press. 

This followed a day of campaigning on the Dorchester Court estate in Herne Hill on Saturday of this week.

Landlords Manaquel want to hike rents up by £400 a month and has threatened tenants with eviction if they don’t pay up.

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Tue 5 May 2015, 15:55 BST
Issue No. 2452
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