Friends and neighbours of Steve Simpson have set up a mobile community centre on the Brixton Estate where his body was discovered last week.
Annaliese Garrett and Jo Hunt enlisted the help of residents of the Loughborough Park Estate to erect the yurt-style tent earlier this week, and say they plan to stay there until Monday.
They have also set up a website where residents can go to air any concerns they may have while landlords Guinness South systematically demolish all of the blocks on the estate to rebuild them at a higher density.
Ms Garrett told the Brixton Blog today: “They [Guinness South] called the police when we put the tent up but the officers who came told me we weren’t doing anything wrong. We are not here to protest but to give out information to people who are passing, and give them a place to come and sit and talk.”
Residents, including Mr Simpson, who had previously formed a residents’ group say they have been banned from using the community centre on the estate.
Since Mr Simpson’s death they have been calling for a public meeting with Guinness South to address a long list of concerns.
Ms Garrett said it was a friendly atmosphere around the yurt, and said there would be workshops and music sessions around the area over the weekend. “I hope more people will come and sit with us,” she said.