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Natalie Bennett, Green Party Leader, Visits Cressingham Gardens Estate

Posted in Domestic Policy, Economics, Politics by nickchristian on October 30, 2014

This article was originally published in the October edition of Brixton Bugle.

The leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, Natalie Bennett, was in Brixton on Tuesday to visit Cressingham Gardens, the Brockwell Park housing estate which Lambeth Council has marked for “regeneration”.

Joined by Councillor Scott Ainslie (St Leonard’s Ward) and Jonathan Bartley, Green Party Parliamentary candidate for the Streatham constituency which covers Cressingham Gardens, she spoke with residents campaigning to protect the estate against demolition.

Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett visits Cressingham Gardens Estate

Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett visits Cressingham Gardens Estate


Who Shares, Wins: Brixton and the Sharing Economy

Posted in Culcha, Economics, Local by nickchristian on February 26, 2014

A few weeks ago, like a grown-up, I decided to finally hang that picture that’s been sitting around since I moved into my flat over a year ago. For that I needed a power drill. Only I’m not really a grown-up so I don’t have one, nor could I think of anyone who might be able lend me one. But then Neil lent me a power drill. Until he opened the door of his home on Strathleven Road, a mere sixteen minutes’ walk from mine, I had never met or spoken to Neil before. We don’t work together and as far as I’m aware we have no friends in common. Yet, thanks to the internet – specifically a site called Peerby – I was able to contact him, inform him of my picture-hanging problem, find out that he was able to solve it and borrow the drill. I’ll give it back tomorrow, honest. This is the sharing economy. (more…)

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