Trinity Centre: Shameful eviction by Newham council

Trinity Community Centre: Shameful eviction by Newham Council

Niall Mulholland, East London Socialist Party

On 22 December, local groups in Canning Town in east London – tutoring for kids who’ve fallen out of the school system, a food bank, and religious groups – found their community centre locked up by Newham Council. The council community centre was scandalously unused for years before these groups started making use of it and refurbished it.

What are the council’s plans – knock it down and build more unaffordable homes? The kids have exams this month, and all their educational equipment is locked in the community centre.

This is more shameful, outrageous action by this 100% Labour council that seems hell-bent on gentrification for the well off, and social cleansing for the rest of us. These evicting councillors are up for election in May. They should expect a challenge from trade unionist and anti-austerity activists.

I attended the protest at the eviction that day, bringing solidarity from the Socialist Party.