Hove Housing Crisis – Public Meeting – Saturday 12 May

The Living Rent Campaign will have a stall here too! Come and question our representatives on what they will do about the  housing crisis in Hove. In this area we have seen mainly developments that are designed for the luxury market and ordinary people have been priced out.

Public Meeting organised by Hove & Portslade Labour Party

12 May 9.30 am to 1.30 pm Brunswick Primary School – Somerhill Rd, Hove BN3 1RP

If you are concerned about housing in Hove, come along to this meeting to hear the facts, share your views and help us develop solutions.

…plus an advice Market Place of organisations that can help with your housing queries.

Speakers:

John Healey – Shadow Housing Minister

Claire Moonan – Councillor for Central Hove

Andy Winter – Chief Executive, Brighton Housing Trust Chair:

Chair: Peter Kyle – MP for Hove

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Open Brighton & Hove’s Night shelters All Year Round – update

Great news the petition was presented by John Hadman at full council on 1st February and passed unanimously!

What’s Next for Brighton & Hove’s Homeless?

John has written a letter to Councillor Clare Moonan to ask for more night shelter accommodation. Here is a video of the ingenious and practical pods that are being used for sleeping in. They provide a basic human right – a place to lay your head that is warm, dry and secure. See the video to find out more.

We will follow it to make sure the council keep to their word.

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To: Brighton & Hove City Council

Open Brighton’s Homeless Shelters 365 days a year

Campaign created by
John Hadman

Sign petition to Brighton & Hove City Council to open homeless night shelters all year round (365 days).

Night shelter.jpg.galleryIn the meantime, we urge the council to conform to central government directions on opening SWEP shelters (Severe Weather Emergency Protocol). We understand this government requirement is not being met, with approximately £90,000 left unspent from previous years of SWEP budget. Read more and sign petition

In The Name of Regeneration……

Before his death in 1900, William Sutton made a last Will and Testament which would see his vast fortune left to house families onlow incomes suffering from poor living standards. Many of the Sutton Estate’s first residents were women on low income jobs. Over 2,000 people found a place that could be called home at the Sutton Estate, Chelsea. Find out more on the Save the Sutton Estate Website

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“The Sutton Estate in London is now managed by Affinity Sutton, who are planning to destroy the buildings, construct new accommodation and sell a large proportion off as luxury accommodation.”

We hope that the Royal Borough of kensington & Chelsea will do the right thing and refuse the developers appeal to demolish this estate.

There are words that as a housing campaign we have come to dread and regeneration is one if them. This usually means an opportunity for a private developer to take over an area under the guise of providing much needed housing, the only problem is it is usually luxury apartments that do nothing to solve the local housing crisis and everything to do with making a profit for the developer. We need a mix of housing and not just for those that can afford it.

Lets hold our own council to account to ensure that new developments are providing affordable, (another one of those words) housing that is realistically within the means of ordinary people.