Southwark Council Sends Bailiffs to Collect Unpaid Tax

Southwark residents who repeatedly refuse to pay their council tax may get a visit from a “council approved bailiffs,” according to a press release. Initial visits targeted Peckham (SE15) and Borough (SE1) at weekends. Up to 50 bailiffs have collected ¬£80,000 in arrears. “The Council has contracted four bailiff service providers to cover specific areas …

Heygate Estate, Southwark

An iconic housing estate near Elephant and Castle, neo-brutalist with high walkways connecting the tall concrete towers surrounded by communal greens and low-rise blocks, the estate was once home to 3,000. When I visited the Heygate and Aylesbury Estates in 2011, I was struck by the¬†fetishization of the green space. The greens were meant to …