Lambeth Council is currently working to evict a number of people who live in "Co-operative Communities" in the borough. Co-op Communities are essentially social housing for people who moved in decades ago (some in the 70s or 80s) to maintain the buildings when Lambeth Council couldn't. This was at a time when the area was much worse off than it is now. Some of Clapham Old Town's Co-Op Housing As I understand it, the council would re-home these people in alternative accommodation and their current houses sold off to raise funds for the council. This is because the houses (now some of the most valuable property in London) are in reality often poorly maintained with severe maintenance needed. It is not a simple issue, these buildings have been people's homes for a long time and the residents being asked to move are understandably not all happy. Forming an activist group called the Lambeth United Housing Co-op, you can read all about the history of Lambeth Co-ops on their website. Drumming up considerable support from one Labour MP, Kate Hoey, and local Clapper, Vivienne Westwood. As an example, some of the housing in question is situated near Clapham Old Town's Virgin gym. In all honesty, the condition of the houses at Clapham Old Town is not good for people to live in, so something does need to be done. But what? What do you think should happen here? Is Lambeth Council correct? Should Lambeth foot the cost of refurbishment? Should the residents be prepared to move to alternative housing or be allowed to stay?