Next Meeting – Saturday October 7th, London

As the political party conference season comes to a close – there is now a greater recognition from political leaders that Britains housing crisis demands immediate action.

Come to our next organising meeting this Saturday 7th October, 11am at:

Unite offices, 128 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8TN.

And help us finalise plans for the Housing Summit we are planning on the 25th November.

Our fringe meeting at the Labour Party Conference drew 100+ delegates and visitors, many determined to build local housing campaigns.

At the conference a resolution was passed calling for more council house building, replacement of any council homes demolished, and a residents’ ballot before any major redevelopment plans. Jeremy Corbyn restated these aims and plans for rent controls, in his high-profile conference speech, and a review of housing building, planning, regulation and management.

We are launching an Autumn Statement for Homes 2017 to press for action to invest in council homes, regulate housing associations, cut private rents, and Axe The Housing Act.

 

 

HOMES FOR ALL: HOUSING SUMMIT 2017 ANNOUNCEMENT

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Following on from last years productive and galvanising event – we are proud to announce our plans for a 2017 Housing Summit, taking place this November 25th 2017, at Hamilton House, London.

Lots more details to follow.

Please get in touch with us if you would like to register an interest in attending or want to help out. Or are you a housing worker or tenants group or organisation who would like to contribute to the summit through discussion or a workshop? We’d love to hear from you.

 

 

Solidarity for Grenfell

The Grenfell Inquiry opens on Thursday September 14th and we have been asked to take part in two solidarity events:

14 September:  9.30am – Grenfell solidarity protest on first day of Inquiry, at Connaught Rooms 61-65 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5DA

And at 6.30pm – join the Silent March with survivors, families and supporters, meet at Notting Hill Methodist Centre, 240 Lancaster Road, W11 4AH

 

 

 

 

Justice for Grenfell: Safe Homes For All – Meeting at Labour Party Conference, September 25th 2017

 

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At Labour’s 2017 conference, Axe The Housing Act alongside the TUC and Defend Council Housing will host a meeting with speakers including Ken Loach, Steve Turner and Emma Dent Coad.

Also at the conference, a ‘contemporary motion’ on housing calls on councils not to demolish estates.  Ask any delegates to prioritise this motion for debate at conference.

Let us know if you can help at the conference:

Sat 24th to Mon 25th: Brighton Leafletting, lobby and talk to those at Labour conference and fringe event.

 

Next Organising Meeting – 9th September 2017, London

Now is the time to sharpen the weakened Government’s focus on housing.  We want commitment to control rents, secure homes for all, and repeal the Housing and Planning Act.

 

Our next ‘Back To Action’ organising meeting will be held on

September 9th 2017 11am at:

Blemindsbury Tenants Hall, Dombey St WC1N 3PF

11-1pm  Next plans for campaign, reports ( against Notting Hill/Genesis merger, demolition threats, others)

1-2.30pm  Fire safety – link up to win (Ledbury, Chalcotts, Salford, East London blocks and others)

We are widening the campaign, to  demand action on safety, security, against demolitions and mergers and for the homes we need, as well as scrapping the Housing Act 2016.  All are welcome – please pass an invite to other campaigners, and help create a linked up housing movement.

See our latest  10-point action plan here:

http://www.axethehousingact.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/AtHA_1july2017_second_A6_2pp_web.pdf

 

See map: https://postcodefinder.guide/postcode/WC1N-3PF/

 

Repeal The Act: Motion of Support

With pressure mounting, we urge the Labour Party to formally support the repeal of the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

Show your support by passing a resolution at your trade union, political or community organisation. Motion template below.

Let us know if it’s passed – email:

info@axethehousingact.org.uk

 

” This [organisation] agrees the Housing and Planning Act (2016) and the subsequent Housing White Paper is a grave threat to all social housing and will greatly worsen the present serious housing crisis.

We urge the Labour Party to move a repeal bill repealing the Housing and Planning Act (2016)

 

‘Justice for Grenfell’ – Public Meeting, July 12th, London

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The terrible Grenfell fire and the failed response of local and national Government, is now exposing the lethal mix of cuts, neglect and refusal to listen to residents, across Britain.

In hundreds of meetings, people are attempting to hold landlords to account and force them to act. Several councils have committed to fit sprinklers in all tower blocks: these include Birmingham, Sheffield, Croydon, Southampton.

We are co-sponsoring a London-wide meeting on Grenfell and fire safety, with Matt Wrack of Fire Brigades union, Kevin Courtney of Teachers union, tenant groups and campaigners.

This meeting will be held on July 12th, 6.30 pm at the Somers Town Community Centre, 150 Ossulston Street, London NW1 1EE.

Please invite local residents and others concerned to secure justice for Grenfell and safety in our homes, schools and hospitals.

 

Also on Wednesday 19 July

From 6-8pm 

Justice for Grenfell –  Protest at Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall, London W8 7NX

http://justice4grenfell.org/

 

JULY 1ST 2017 – Peoples Assembly Demonstration, London

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Axe The Housing Act will be marching this SATURDAY 1 JULY at the Peoples Assembly National Demonstration: Not One Day More

Assemble 12pm, Saturday 1 July 2017 at:
BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA 

March to Parliament Square

 

MARCH FOR HOMES – JUNE 24TH 2017, 12PM Parliament Square

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Millions voted for change on June the 8th, including a new approach to housing.

With the government and its Housing and Planning Act now in paralysis, we push forward with our demand for decent, secure homes and rent control for all.

The terrible Grenfell fire is exposing criminal failures and neglect, savage cuts to public services and the refusal of this and many landlords, to listen to tenants.

Join the movement on Saturday June 24th 2017 at 12pm. Parliament Square, London SW1