Lambeth Citizens visit Brixton Green


The Lambeth Citizens visited the proposed site for Brixton Green on 26th May 2011. The attendees included:

Representatives from Lambeth Citizens:

  • St Matthews Church
  • Corpus Christi Catholic Church
  • New Testament Church of God Brixton
  • Railton Road Methodist Church
  • Hyderi Mosque
  • La Retraite School
  • Lilian Baylis School
  • Knights Youth and Community Centre
  • St John the Divine
  • North Lambeth Parish and Circuit
  • Holy Family

Guests:

  • South London Liberal Synagogue
  • New Economics Foundation
  • Unite Lambeth Branch
  • Evelyn Grace Academy

During the meeting that followed we discussed the following London Citizens campaigns:

The Living Wage Campaign calls for every worker in the country to earn enough to provide their family with the essentials of life.

Launched by London Citizens in 2001, the campaign has won over £70 million of Living Wages, lifting over 10,000 families out of working poverty.

http://www.citizensuk.org/campaigns/living-wage-campaign/

CitySafe Campaign

The CitySafe Campaign builds the power of local communities to tackle crime and the fear of crime.

Over the past few years 10 young people from our member communities have been murdered on the streets of the capital.

The CitySafe approach has been developed through conversation and research involving hundreds of young people, youth workers, teachers and community leaders. At the heart of this process has been the voice of young people saying we are not the problem, we are the solution.

http://www.citizensuk.org/campaigns/citysafe-campaign/

London Citizens is the largest alliance of community organisations in London. It is a powerful grassroots charity working with local people for local people. Its goal is social, economic and environmental justice. It’s dynamic campaigns have secured many victories for the people of London. Beginning its journey thirteen years ago, its membership today is made up of over one hundred and twenty civil society organisations across the city.