Tent City » Demanding Housing for Our Community

London is experiencing an ongoing housing crisis. At this year’s Party in the Park an area called “Tent City” will look at the housing problems our communities face. We hope to bring together a number of different people to look at ways that the attack on social housing can be challanged. “Tent City” will look at how the community can organise to combat the social cleansing of our neighbourhoods and campaign for better social housing provision.

Format & Schedule

Panel Discussion 1pm

Panel discussions will be structured as follows:

  1. Each panel member introduces their group and what it does in 3 minutes
  2. Panel Answer Questions set by the Facilitator
  3. Questions and Open Discussion
  4. Summing Up

The questions asked of panellist's are likely to consist of:

  1. How effective is your group’s strategy/ tactics in challenging the housing crisis?
  2. What are the strengths and weaknesses of your strategy/ tactic?
  3. How does one go about starting or joining such a group?
Workshops 2.15 pm
  1. The Housing and Planning Act: this workshop will look at the implications of Government housing legislation on our homes and community.
  2. Advisory Service for Squatters workshop
  3. A workshop delivered by HAGL & HASL
Plenary Session 3.15 pm

Getting feedback from each of the workshops, and tackling next steps.

The Landlord Game

Fun activity open for all to join in!

The following groups have been invited to attend Tent City - HASL (Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth), HAGL (Housing Action Greenwich and Lewisham), Axe the Housing Act, ASH (Architect's for Social Housing), ASS (Advisory Service for Squatters), Rural Urban Synthesis (RUSS), Deptford Neighbourhood action (DNA), Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency (GCDA), Save Besson Street waste land, and Anti Raids.

Tent City Site Plan

tent city site plan

Get in touch


If you wish to find out more, or get invloved in the Tent City at this years Party In the Park, then please use the form below to contact us or send us an email tentcity@pitpnxd.co.uk

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