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Update on struggle to keep the rampART social centre

part | 05.01.2008 14:16 | Culture | Free Spaces | Social Struggles | London

On the 3rd of January, a possession order was granted to the alleged owners of the squatted properties in Rampart Street however the occupiers have not left and have submitted an appeal against the possession ruling that was made in the county court on the 20th of December. A date has not yet been set for the appeal hearing and the appeal application also contained a request to postpone any warrant for possession which would allow the owners call the bailiffs in.

It is not known how long the appeal process is likely to take but proposals for event bookings will continue as normal. The collective meets every monday evening at 7pm.

As well as the proactive struggle to keep the existing social centre running, there is a parallel effort to get new autonomous spaces opened up around London and lay the ground work for an ongoing London wide social centres collective.

The first assembly of this embryonic London collective takes place on Sunday 6th Jan at 2pm at the rampART (followed by a meeting of the North East London Squatters from 6pm at a different location).

It seems there has been a cracking start to 2008 with several new spaces emerging in different parts of London. You might like to join the London Social Centres mailing lists and/or the LondonSCN SMS alert system to stay informed of the latest developments.

Get involved, these spaces don't run themselves.