After a few days of sweeping bits of glass off the floor we realised we’d actually made a pretty good job of cleaning the floor, and the social centre is now looking impressively tidy, just like the residents. After some heroic drill and board action by our resident European DIY team, the broken windows are now screened off from the outside world, which helps to stop eager people leaning their heads on or inside them (the strange behaviour of the average passer-by on Mill Road has never been surpassed, anywhere). It’s been a slightly subdued week, however there’s a sparkly cleanness about the place now that seems to be attracting smiles again rather than concerned faces from the outside world. We’re going ahead with a lot of events over the next few days – music, boxing, art installations, films… so check out that calendar!

one love bruv,