Yesterday evening Tesco were denied their planning application – again – by the City Council. This morning, in what can only be described as a fit of petulance, they sent in the heavies and evicted the residents of the Mill Road Social Centre.
On the evening of the planning meeting the folks at the MRSC held another ace night of entertainment, with tango and a string sextet, before making their presence felt at the meeting.
The people in our neighbourhood built and sustained a self-organising community centre that stood for freedom, activism, creativity (and roller derby) in our community. Tesco obviously don’t like what we like. If they can’t profit from it, they’d rather have the property boarded up than see it used so positively.
With love and thanks to all those who made the Mill Road Social Centre the amazing place that it has been. Skating on Mill Road has been awesome. But above all…