CAN YOU COME VISIT THIS WEEK?
Shortly after we began our occupation of the estate, some other occupiers emerged on the scene. At first we had some tensions, but gradually we have come to see eye-to-eye on the need to keep our homes from being destroyed, in spite of any differences.
The group – though representing a range of views and opinions themselves – number roughly 30 at this point, and have named themselves Sweetstopia. They have gone to great lengths to not only protect a dozen homes, but also to rebuild the damage done by Annington’s contractors, who had ripped out piping and electrics, and smashed up the porcelain in all of our homes, in an attempt to make them unlivable.
The Sweetstopians have made the estate more beautiful, begun growing vegetables, and have been willing to put their bodies in the way to protect our homes.
But now they are under attack, with Annington securing a possession order against them, and its up to all of us to stand with them and make it clear that no planning permission or possession order can justify ripping a community apart.
This coming week is going to be crucial. Any time you can spare to come visit this budding new village will help strengthen them when the bailiffs do arrive.
Whether you’re around to document, to stand up for the estate, or to simply learn more about what is being done, your presence there will be greatly appreciated.
Look for number 95 Sweets Way when you arrive at the estate. Sweetstopia are the houses that are less-ghostly than all the ones that Annington have had their way with!
Join us in stopping the war on Sweetstopia!