Kill the Housing Bill campaign update…
The Housing and Planning Bill is now the Housing and Plannng Act.
The ‘Kill the Housing Bill’ campaign, an alliance of tenants of all tenures, trade unionists, politicians and housing activists, has now agreed to rename itself ‘Axe the Housing Act’. The focus of the campaign will be building a national network of local groups committed to raising awareness of the threat and uniting opposition to it.
There will be a second national demonstration on the:
18th of June assembling at 12 noon from Hyde Park corner London.
The Act limped through Parliament 12 May (read Act here ), but will not be in force till April 2017; much of its detail is not yet agreed. Most people still don’t know about the end of building homes for rent, sell offs of council homes, pay to stay tenant tax, de-regulation of housing associations, failure to control private rents, and make it easier to demolish and clear estates.
Tuesday 26th April
The Bevy Community Pub
With speakers from:
Love Activists Brighton
Living Rent Campaign
Defend Council Housing
Our housing rights are under attack – now more than ever before.
Over the past decades we have faced sky-high house prices, soaring rents
and now the social cleansing of our cities, with benefits for those in need capped and cut. There is less and less help for the increasing number who find themselves homeless. Deaths on the streets are becoming commonplace.
Why is it happening? And what can we do about it? Join in the discussion.
Meeting organised by Left Unity
Come along to our film screening of Estate, a Reverie – A film by Andrea Luka Zimmerman. With guest speaker Gillian McIver ready to answer and discuss housing with you.
The Hanover Pub,
Thursday 28th January 2016 at 7:15pm
Entry: Donations to The Living Rent Campaign (suggested donation of £3)
A rare opportunity to see a heart felt, sincere and topical film – Spread the word & looking forward to seeing you there!
Watch, learn, question discuss.
Film screening for Estate, a Reverie, The Hanover Pub, Brighton
15 Nov 2:00 pm: Estate, a Reverie – showing at Dukes at Komedia
Director: Andrea Luka Zimmerman
As part of the Cinecity 13th Brighton Film Festival 13th-29th November 2015
Estate, a Reverie tracks the passing of the Haggerston Estate (1936-2014) in Hackney, London and the utopian promise of social housing it offered, with an unruly celebration of extraordinary everyday humanity. Filmed over seven years, with the film-maker herself having lived on the estate for 17 years, Estate, a Reverie reveals and celebrates the resilience of residents who were profoundly overlooked by media representations and wider social responses. Interweaving intimate portraits with the residents’ own historical re-enactments, Estate, a Reverie asks how we might resist being framed exclusively through class, gender, ability or disability, and even through geography. Estate, A Reverie has been nominated for The Grierson Trust Best Newcomer Documentary 2015 and Andrea Luka Zimmerman for the Jarman Award.
Followed by panel discussion with director Andrea Luka Zimmerman and members of Love Activists and Living Rent
Private Tenants public meeting,
Thursday 15 October 2015 – 19:00
Friends Meeting House
BN1 1AF Brighton
Unaffordable rents, outrageous letting agents’ fees, benefits squeezed – private tenants are under pressure from all sides in a housing market that is out of control.
This event is a chance for private tenants to join forces and start to fight back.
There will be a showing of the film Si Se Puede, which documents the powerful eviction resistance movement in Barcelona, as well as plenty of space for discussion and action planning and social. Please bring a plate of food to share. Doors will be open from 6.30, the event will start promptly at 7.00.
Event supported by Brighton Tenants Union, the Living Rent Campaign and Brighton People’s Assembly against Austerity.