Tag: gentrification

Reflections on Gentrification, Food Justice and London

Written by Rose Ziaei This summer, Community Food Growers Network held an evening of discussion on Gentrification, Food Justice and London for around 35 people at Impact Hub in Brixton. For many of us, reflections around the topic started with our journey to the event. Our journeys involved walking past the Brixton Arches where traders…

Chicken Shops, Community Food Growers and the new London Plan

By Mama D In Chapter 6 of the London Plan draft, policy E9 proposed that new hot food takeaways with A5 licenses which “generally sell food that is high in calories, fat, salt and sugar, and low in fibre, fruit and vegetables” be denied planning permission “within 400 metres walking distance of an existing or…

On Gentrification

Written by Leslie Barson of London Community Neighbourhood Co-Operative When thinking about movements concerned with land, food and housing in the early 21st century, the process of gentrification is central. It is a process that moves us away from a system whose policies and projects are based around the needs of people to one based…

Reclaim Brixton- Saturday 25th April

CFGN has lost food-growing projects in Tottenham Marshes, the Heygate Estate in Elephant & Castle, and in Brixton, in the last years.

Coincidence that community food land is being snatched away in areas of rapid gentrification?

Community Food Growers Network will be joining communities standing up and fighting gentrification at ‘Reclaim Brixton’ on Saturday 25th of April.