The Girls’ School Day Trust (GDST), which runs 23 independent schools across the UK, is proposing to leave the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, threating the financial stability of teachers in retirement. This month I met with teachers from Streatham and Clapham High School and their National Education Union representative to discuss the impact of these proposals, which they are being threatened with.
Thank you to our Streatham Wells Councillors for inviting me on their latest Sackville Estate walkabout to talk to residents about the range of repair issues they are currently facing.
The Government recently detained two of my constituents, a mother and daughter, ahead of a mass deportation flight to Jamaica. Thankfully, following my letter to the Home Secretary and pressure from migrant justice campaigners, the Government decided to pull them off the flight.
This month, I met with Leigham Court Estate residents, regarding disrepair with serious damp problems, rotting windows, shoddy insulation and dangerous electrics among other issues.
At this year’s Streatham Festival, I had the privilege to interview author Nicola Williams about her pioneering legal thriller, Without Prejudice.
Since 2018, Streatham Wells residents have been working together to turn this disused patch of land into a beautiful community garden. After a lot of hard work, their dream is finally being realised.