Stop the Rot Campaign goes mainstream

Isobel Williams' campaign to persuade Goldsmiths to take responsibility for its portfolio of festering property in New Cross was featured on BBC Radio Four's You and Yours programme today.

Isobel kicked off the campaign with an article on Brockley Central that drew a quick response from Goldsmiths ,which acknowledged the problem and promised to give the issue greater focus. You and Yours interviewed Goldsmiths Registrar Hugh Jones, who admits they "took their eye off the ball" due to the large number of properties in their portfolio (70-80 buildings in the campus) and that the college hopes to sell the St Donnatt's Road residential property within the next month.

Jones says that Goldsmiths hopes to bring the properties on the high street back in to use 'soon' although it will take approximately £1.5 million of investment.

The feature starts at 16 mins 30 seconds and continues at 33 mins.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

From BC to the BBC. Next stop: the British Board of Boxing Control...

Well done, Isobel, just shows what a determined campaign can achieve.

pip said...

Even got Julian Worricker out to New Cross!

Congrats to Isobel, and to BC on its first(?) mention on national broadcast media.

NXG_Resident said...

I actually thought both Isobel Williams and Hugh Jones handled this debate very well.

Isobel's argument was succint and eloquent while Hugh's candour and humility was impressive.

I'll be surprised if anything positive occurs with the parade of shops on New Cross Road within the next 12 months though...

Anonymous said...

Guardianistas unite! I believe BC has graced the pages of the Grauniad (property?) pages before.

THNick said...

Guardian mag is doing a "why dont we live in new cross" soon (they were asking for contributions on Saturday). Another bit of publicity for greater brockley.

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Anonymous said...

New Cross is rubbish and smells of tramps balls, live in Brockley!

Anonymous said...

Brockley smells of artisan tramp's balls

Anonymous said...

That would be the cyclists.

Stinkers to man, lycra clad in outfits that would frighten the horses....if there were any.

Anonymous said...

As a worte in a previous post, landlords should pay a property tax of 10% of the asset value per year. This would solve immediately the property shortage and price inflation.

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