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Options for Dealing with Squatters

NewtoftheWorld | 13.07.2011 17:42 | Free Spaces | Cambridge | South Coast

The folks at the Ministry of Justice have today launched their 'consultation' document about new laws how to 'deal with' squatters. It asks for the views of "anyone affected by squatters or [who] has experience of using the current law or procedures to get them evicted." They don't seem too interested in what the squatters have to say.

MOJ press release:
Consultation webpage:
Consultation document (pdf):

I'm not sure if it will have any effect at all, but it might be worth responding with some stories about positive squatting experiences, to add a bit of balance. The worst they can do is ignore them.



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F**k 'em and their laws!

16.07.2011 00:29

The best ever Cambridge squat has to be the Mill Road Social Centre, which occupied for several weeks the old Wilco store premises, which is now Tescos.

It was (after some initial teething troubles), a hive of activity, with so many different activities going on, ranging from Rollerskating, Kickboxing along with Tango, art exhibitions and open mike sessions, all of which truly reflected the diversity of Cambridge culture.

Haven't set foot in there since it's become Tescos though, or any other Tescos store for that matter, not since they decided to screw over the Mill Road community.

The sooner they shut the better.

Stuff Mill Road Tescos