The Stockwell Centre on Studley Road (just behind Stockwell tube station) is a popular community centre created for local residents, and is very well used, including by Vauxhall Labour and Kate Hoey MP.
Unfortunately, Hyde Housing - the housing association which runs the centre plan to get rid of the centre and lease it to another group, with no guarantee it will stay open or provide the same services to local residents. They are also planning to get rid of community centres in other areas including the Kennington Park Estate in Oval ward.
Please sign our petition to save the centre:
The Stockwell Centre hosts a wide range of meetings and events - resident association meetings; support groups for drug/alcohol recovery; police engagement; Councillor and MP surgeries; digital training; support for elderly; training and advice for those getting back into work; social events; the Stockwell Forum; kids' sports activities like judo/taekwondo and much more.
This is a crucial resource which Hyde Housing recently refurbished and said they would support for long term. This is an incredibly well used community centre, in an area that has the 5th highest child poverty in London. It really is crucial that it stays open.
Stockwell Labour Councillors Alex Bigham, Guilherme Rosa and Imogen Walker are fighting these plans.
Please sign and share this petition with your friends and family.
Please also respond directly to the consultation here
JOIN US ON THE CAMPAIGN
Meet us outside Stockwell Station at 11am this Saturday 10th December and next Saturday 17th December.
We will be speaking to local residents, telling them about this campaign and getting them to sign our petition to keep Stockwell Centre OPEN!