FFS Lambeth. Fix the water leak from Carlton Mansions. It’s been FOUR months now

FFS Lambeth. Fix the water leak from Carlton Mansions. It's been FOUR months now

Please excuse the less than elegant headline, but we’ve become infuriated by Lambeth’s continuing inaction over a major water leak taking place from within Carlton Mansions on Coldharbour Lane.

FFS Lambeth. Fix the water leak from Carlton Mansions. It's been FOUR months now

Back in September 2014, Lambeth Council forcibly evicted tenants from one of Brixton’s longest-serving housing co-ops at Carlton Mansions, insisting that they had to be made homeless so that work could immediately start on the building.

Since then, nothing has happened, and with water escaping the building for over four months, serious questions must be asked about Lambeth’s competency as stewards of the building.

FFS Lambeth. Fix the water leak from Carlton Mansions. It's been FOUR months now

We’d already reported the leaks months ago, but with the water still flowing freely out of the building and along Coldharbour Lane, we ran a piece last month that we would hoped would spur Lambeth into action.

Nothing happened.

Elsewhere, members of the urban75 community mass-mailed off their own reports to Lambeth and Thames Water, yet still nothing appears to have been done: as of last night, the water was still wastefully gushing out of the building.

Lambeth made a large amount of people homeless so they could gain ownership of this building. The least they could do is look after the place properly. 

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Photo feature: The last days of Carlton Mansions, the evicted housing co-op in Coldharbour Lane, Brixton