30.08.2002 20:14 | London
A recently opened squatted Social Centre in Colchester has been ordered closed after court action by PFI partners Capita Insurance Services. The 50 room building had been left empty by the Capita Group for years, but the new occupants had more community minded plans including cafe nights, internet access and childrens events. See reports 1 : 2 : 3
A new resource centre (La.R.C) has openeed in Lancaster. Not to be mistaken for 'LARC' (the London Action Resource Centre in Whitechapel) the Lancaster Re-Source Centre in Penny St has a literature section and internet access and is open on Wednesdays from midday to 7pm.
Meanwhile the Carnivalistas are founding the Lambeth Community Action Network in south london, while raising funds to buy a space for a new social centre. The Carnivalisas and are part of the growing London Social Centres Network which includes Emmaz and the Radical Dairy (020 7249 6996 for summer events).
radical dairy social centre picture