Meetings, Events and Latest Petition

Next Campaign meeting – come along and help plan our exciting future events:
7 p.m. Wednesday 26th August
The Lord Nelson pub (back room)
36, Trafalgar Street
North Laine
Brighton
BN1 4ED

All welcome!

Housing Association Right to Buy – Say NO! – Petition

The Conservative government has proposed a ‘Right to Buy’ bill which will force Housing Associations to sell off their housing stock at a discount.

This policy would decimate the remaining provision of genuinely affordable social housing in the UK, and turn the housing crisis into a catastrophe. The campaign has set up a new petition calling on our local MP’s to oppose this bill
Say no to the forced sale of social housing in Brighton and Hove

Please sign the Petition and forward to your friends:

There is hope from the House of Lords where an amendment to the charities bill could scupper this planned sell-off.
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jul/20/lords-vote-tory-plans-extend-right-to-buy-housing-association-tenants-doubt

Living Rent Campaign stall

Campaigning for radical solutions to the housing crisis
All welcome to help gather signatures on the Living Rent Campaign’s new petition against the sell-off of social housing and let people know about the Tenant Resistance event on October 15th.
Saturday 12 September
11:00 to 13:00
Clock Tower
North Street Quadrant
Brighton
BN1 3GJ

Private Tenants Resistance Event

Thursday 15th October
7 p.m. (doors open at 6.30 p.m.)
Friends Meeting House (FMH)
Ship Street
Brighton
BN1 1AF

The Brighton Tenants Union, People’s Assembly, Global Justice Now and the Living Rent campaign are jointly organising an open discussion event for private tenants. The Living Rent Campaign agreed to make a contribution to the cost of the event.
We will show the Si Se Puede film, about resistance to evictions in Spain. There will be space for discussion of the problems facing tenants in Brighton & Hove and possible collective action and mutual support.
We would like to create a sociable atmosphere so would invite everyone to bring food to share. We will be able to use the café space at the FMH as well.

There will be a planning meeting for the private tenant’s event:
Tuesday, 15 September – 19:30
Old Ship Hotel
Kings Road
Brighton
BN1 1NR

 

Last nights meeting

Great to see so many new faces last night, welcome to you all!


The main topics covered and discussed last night included:-

  • Ideas for the May Day Fair (Saturday 2nd May)
  • Local Housing Forum (Wednesday 29th April)
  • Ways of working with local universities
  • Future Living Rent Campaign actions to be taken

(See our calendar or future events for further details on the above events and more).

Update

Last nights meeting focused on the organisation of the Hustings on 31st March at The Brighthelm Centre.

There are also many other housing events coming up soon, the next being this Sunday 22nd March at 11am.

See our calendar and also next events page for further details on upcoming housing events…..home-158089_1280

Come along….

….to our Living Rent Meeting tonight!

7pm
Upstairs in the Southover Pub,
Southover Street,
Brighton BN2 9UD

All welcome!

Living Rent Campaign Meeting

Living Rent Campaign Meeting