Then there is the lack of social housing. Estates being left to fall into disrepair so that they can be pulled down. The term 'luxury' flats is becoming a common sight in Brixton, even my own block was recently described as luxury which is laughable if you see it. Lovely as it is luxury it is not. New developments are being built but very few of it is social housing so people are being priced out. Even my neighbours who have lived in Brixton the same length of time as me have had to move as they simply can't afford to live here anymore. So the community which is Brixton's strength, and HUGE selling point is disappearing.
Anyway this weekend there was a Reclaim Brixton demo which was a chance for people to voice their opposition to current proposals and showing their support for the community. It was a peaceful, fun affair full of love, music and beats where I saw so many familiar faces. Here is a large selection of my favourite pics on such a wonderful celebrating my neighbourhood which was standing up to have their voice heard and say no, this is not the way forward.