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UPCOMING EVENTS / SCHEDULE:

  • Tuesday 14 December 2021

Grenfell United Silent Walk: Assemble 6pm, Kensington Town Hall

https://www.facebook.com/events/4459060944143255

Hornton Street, London, W8
 
 
Hornton Street, London, W8 7, United Kingdom
 
After what has been a very tough few years please join us as we seek justice for Grenfell. Please help us show those responsible that we are still here as we set off on our Silent walk from the Kensington town hall. This month will mark 4 and a half years since the night that turned so many lives upside down. Let us honour the loved ones we have lost with dignity and we hope to see as many of you there as possible. Please wrap up warm and wear shoes made for walking. #ForeverInOurHearts 
  • Saturday 11 December 2021 11:00am

Homes 4 All general meeting (11am) followed by Campaign Against Empty Homes meeting (12:30pm)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83017338094

Meeting ID: 830 1733 8094
203 481 5240 United Kingdom

  • Tuesday 7 December, 2021 7pm
Public Meeting: Action for Fire Safety Justice Update: How We Beat Bellway & How to Keep Going?

Join us as we share the campaigning tactics that forced Bellway to pay full remediation costs for our blocks. Hear from six Fire Safety Justice campaigners and join us in an open discussion as we reflect on successes and challenges in 2021 and decide together, where do we go from here?

https://www.facebook.com/events/1298495370653981

Agenda

*How We Beat Bellway (and how you can too)*
Chloe, Joanna & Kelly, ASFJ crew & Bellway Must Pay co-founders

*How We’re Beating Barratt*
Rhian, Barratt leaseholder, AFSJ crew

*How We Won London City Hall*
Reece (photographer and film-maker) and Natalie (Tower Hamlets Leaseholders for Justice), AFSJ crew

*How to Keep Going: Building Safety Crisis and Mental Health*
Natalie and Jane, AFSJ crew

*Q&A session: successes, challenges and next steps

*Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81699453728

Meeting ID: 816 9945 3728

Dial by your location
0203 901 7895 United Kingdom

PREVIOUS EVENTS:

  • Saturday 13th November – Two meetings

Homes 4 All General Meeting (11am) FOLLOWED BY Campaign Against Empty Homes meeting (12:30pm)
Same Zoom login for both meetings

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82329583869Meeting ID: 823 2958 3869

Agenda for H4A

1. Safety Crisis Day of Action – Report back and next steps
2. Campaign Against Empty Homes – Report back & join 2nd meeting for next steps
3. Report back from DCH & Parliamentary Housing Meeting
4. Updates from local Groups
5. AOB

Agenda for CAEH

1. October 9 Day of Action Round up – what went well – what could we do better next time?
2. What campaigning should we do next?
3. How do we organise ourselves?
3.1 We have individual campaigners, local community groups, National and regional organisations
3.2 What is the best way/structure to organise ourselves?
4. Finances
5. Date of next meeting(s)

  • Wednesday 24th November 2021 – March to Southwark Council’s Assembly
    Assemble: 6pm at Vauban Carpark, Alscot Road, Opposite Spa Gardens SE1 3GG (Bus 1 and 78)
    March to Tooley Street for a rally outside Council Assembly: 6:30pm @160 Tooley Street, SE1 2QH
  • Thursday 25th November 20201 – UK Housing Awards Protest, London

5PM – Assemble at North Greenwich Tube Station, London

Details at SHAC: https://shaction.org/events/

  • Friday 26th November 2021 – National Pensioner’s Convention against Cold Winter Deaths Protest

12.00pm on Friday 26th Nov 2021

Assemble by George V’s statue at Old Palace Yard Westminster opposite the House of Lords. Then march to 10 Downing Street.

Details can be found here: 2021 Oct NPC Cold weather deaths protest

Saturday 30 October 2021, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Building Safety Crisis Day of Action
Online Rally
https://www.facebook.com/events/680536556257607
 
We demand that the Government makes Developers pay! The costs to fix fire safety issues should not fall on tenants or leaseholders.
Join Action for Fire Safety Justice and supporters for a rally featuring outside broadcasts from protests as part of the national day of action.
Speakers include:
• Chloe Waite, Action for Fire Safety Justice
• Tanya Murat, Homes For All
• Karim Mussilhy, Grenfell United
• Chair, Moyra Samuels, Grenfell Campaigner
 
Protests to be featured at the online rally include:
⁕ London City Hall
⁕ Abbey Quays Barking
⁕ Upton Park
⁕ Ipswich Waterfront
⁕ Milton Keynes
⁕ Bristol City Hall
⁕ Strasbourg European Court of Human Rights
 
Details of all the above in-person protests:
https://buildingsafetycrisis.org/protests/
Action for Fire Safety Justice:
https://www.facebook.com/FireSafetyJustice
 
This rally will be live on Facebook and YouTube

Saturday 2nd October – Two meetings

Homes 4 All General Meeting (11am) FOLLOWED BY Campaign Against Empty Homes meeting (12:30pm)
Same Zoom login for both meetings

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87307801672

Meeting ID: 873 0780 1672

 

DPAC #AudioRiot week of action: 24 September 2021

Speakers to include Paula Peters (DPAC and Unite Community), La Toya Grant (Commission on Social Security), Michael Pugh (New Economics Foundation) and Ellen Clifford (Author of The War on Disabled People) with solidarity messages from Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell, Marsha De Cordova and Ken Loach.

*Special guest appearances from Rita Resistance and Boris Piffle Johnson.*

Come to hear how you can get involved not only in DPAC’s #AudioRiot protest activities but a full array of resistance taking place over the next few weeks from allies including The World Transformed, Peoples Assembly, Manchester DPAC and the Campaign Against Empty Homes. We will also hear from the Experts by Experience Commission on Social Security and the New Economics Foundation’s Living Income Coalition about building towards a better social security system.

 

Leaseholders Together Rally: 16 September 2021

Join the Leaseholders Together rally on Thursday 16 September 2021 (1pm-4pm) in Parliament Square, London!

https://endourcladdingscandal.org/newsfeed/leaseholders-together-rally-16-september-2021/

Saturday 4th September, 11am Homes for All General Meeting

followed by

Campaign Against Empty Homes organising meeting, 12:30pm Sat 4th September

Homes for All General Meeting FOLLOWED BY CAEH meeting
Time: Sep 4, 2021 11am

Agenda

1. Empty Homes Meeting to follow at 12.30

2. Update on Cladding Day of Action

3. LP Conference 4. RHN Charter – please try & read before mtg Charter https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uLhRGI2bV_zDmDqvL7f98zzU-sjctbdwBVdJu_iIOfI/edit?usp=sharing

5. Grenfell Update 

6. Demolitions and Haringey

7. Local Updates/Action

8. AOB

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88567607320

Meeting ID: 885 6760 7320

Agenda for CAEH meeting

1. Notes of the last meeting
2. Strapline for the Campaign  – what should it be?
3.Press launch day for the Campaign – getting it in the progressive and national media
4.Building for the day of action – planning local actions
5. Labour Councillors meeting
6.Getting the leaflet, digital poster distributed.
7. AOB
 

Thursday 2nd September 6pm, Homes for All Steering Meeting
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82965158100

Meeting ID: 829 6515 8100

Saturday 21 August, 12pm  PROTEST AT NINE ELMS, SW8 TO DEMAND DEVELOPERS PAY FOR OR FIX BUILDING SAFETY DEFECTS AND MAKE OUR HOMES SAFE!

Nine Elms Developer Protest – MAKE THEM PAY! Protest called by Action for Fire Safety Justice
12pm, Saturday 21 August
3 Viaduct Gardens, Nine Elms, London SW11 7AY

Details here: http://www.axethehousingact.org.uk/uncategorized/action-fire-safety-campaigners-to-target-sky-pool-and-developers-at-nine-elms-on-21-august/

Facebook event

 

Saturday 31 July, 11am till 12pm Campaign Against Empty Homes organising meeting 

We are meeting on Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81312365129

Meeting ID: 813 1236 5129

Passcode: 015065

The main focus of the agenda is the launch of the Campaign and the October 9th Day of Action

1. Notes of the last meeting
2. Strapline for the Campaign – what should it be?
3. Invites to join sent
4. Press launch day for the Campaign
5. Draft model resolution
6. Action Pack
7. Updated publicity
8. AOB

If there is anything else you would like to add then please let us know at: will.mcmahon@emptyhomes.com

 

Homes 4 All General Meeting – 11am, Saturday 17th July 2021

Time: Jul 17, 2021 11:00 AM London

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88017987224

Meeting ID: 880 1798 7224

Agenda

[Notes of last meeting -see below]
1. Empty Homes campaign – preparing for next National Event

2. Update & Report from Fire Safety Crisis campaign including live stream from Chelmsford protest   

3.Update from Steering Meeting on kickstarting “Round Table” Event

5. The People’s Charter for Democracy in Planning: For a planning system that puts people, health and the environment first The Charter – The People’s Charter for Democracy in Planning

6. Local reports – Haringey, Southwark / Crane collapse Tower Hamlets first anniversary 

7. AOB incl Date of next meeting

Notes of the last meeting (12 June 21)

1) End our Cladding Scandal

  • 5 June Developer Showroom Day of Protest 5 June: 18+ local protests round the country live-streamed. Paul Mason to post round-up 
  • Leaseholders Together End Our Cladding Scandal national lobby/rally outside parliament Thursday 12 July 12.30pm
    Homes for All to support and build. Everyone.
  • call to follow and support Good Law Project actions
  • Justice4Grenfell petition to government re implementing recommendations

2) Grenfell 4th Anniversary Monday 14 June 2021

Those who can invited to go to main Grenfell event with organisation/union banners: 6.30pm Methodist Church, 240 Lancaster Road. Anyone having a local vigil to send brief details to Tanya for HomesforAll website
suggestion to contact local churches to ring bells lack of personal evacuation plans for disabled people needs publicising. DPAC has petition.

3) Campaign Against Empty Homes
Councillor Dairmaid Ward gave talk on Islington Council’s actions in buying back RTB council homes + constraints on councils’ budgets/ability to do so other than for temporary accommodation. Request for him to produce a pamphlet spelling this out for use with/of other councils. He will send article he’s written on this to Morag for her to post on H4A website. Umbrella group now set up. Next empty homes organising meeting 10 July 11am. Details on H4A website. Next Day of Action 2 or 9 October. Islington HomesforAll protest.

4 Evictions
HomesforAll to take forward proposal for round-table. Email Morag with suggestions. Steering group to set up meeting to include those who make suggestions, before 10 July.

Next HomesforAll meeting 17 July 2021

Fire Safety Crisis Protest by Action for Fire Safety Justice –  12 pm, Thursday 15 July, 10 Downing Street, SW1A 2AA

Details here http://www.axethehousingact.org.uk/uncategorized/action-cladding-campaigners-to-take-the-fight-to-downing-street-15-july/

Saturday 10 July,  Campaign Against Empty Homes organising meeting 11am till 12pm

We are meeting on Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81312365129?pwd=VjhTQjBzMWxIaEdIeXExTnV3RjB2QT09

Meeting ID: 813 1236 5129

Passcode: 015065

The main focus of the agenda is the October 9th Day of Action and which organisations should be on the steering group of Campaign Against Empty Homes and how we launch the campaign.

1. Building the Campaign Against Empty Homes Coalition

a) Who do we want to invite to be on the committee – Suggestions: HFA, AEH, Unite, Unite Community, GMB, Shelter, Big Issue, UNISON, NEU, Streets Kitchen, MPs

b) How do we want to launch the Campaign Against Empty Homes.

2. Planning for the 9th October Day of Action

a) What do we want to do on the day – Zoom Rally, live events, what else?
b) Action Pack
c) Model Resolution to support
d) Press launch for the day
e) Updated publicity.
f) Any other ideas

3. AOB

If there is anything else you would like to add then please let us know at will.mcmahon@emptyhomes.com.

Monday 14th June, 4th Anniversary of Grenfell fire – day of action #JusticeForGrenfell 

On Monday 14th June, Homes for All is calling for supporters to remember the 72 lives lost and to stand in solidarity with the survivors and bereaved of the Grenfell fire. This must never happen again.

Details here http://www.axethehousingact.org.uk/news/buildingsafety/join-us-to-mark-the-4th-anniversary-of-the-grenfell-fire/

Saturday 12th June, 11am,  Homes for All General Meeting

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82426578224

Meeting ID: 824 2657 8224

Agenda
1. #EndOurCladdingScandal showroom protest day report (5 June) and next steps
2. Grenfell 4th anniversary actions Monday 14th June
3. Campaign Against Empty Homes Day of Action (2nd October) and local reports on empty homes. Cllr Diarmaid Ward (Islington) will attend to discuss requisitioning
4. Evictions (moratorium ended 31 May)   5. AOB

Saturday 5th June,  #EndOurCladdingScandal New Homes Showroom Protests – National Day of Local Action

Local actions happening in your area from 11am to 2pm with an online rally

Details here http://www.axethehousingact.org.uk/uncategorized/endourcladdingscandal-time-to-fight-for-fire-safety/

 

Saturday, 29th May, 11am Empty Homes Day of Action organising meeting

This meeting is for everyone who wants to take part in the October Day of Action for empty homes.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81312365129?pwd=VjhTQjBzMWxIaEdIeXExTnV3RjB2QT09
Meeting ID: 813 1236 5129
Passcode: 015065

Saturday May 15th 2021 Homes for All General Meeting , 11am  

Topic: Homes4All General Meeting
Time: May 15, 2021 11:00 AM London

Agenda

  1. Empty homes day of action report and next steps
  2. Grenfell anniversary 14th June and cladding issue
  3. Evictions open letter and EDM 
  4. Planning White Paper in queens speech 
  5. Rents update

Saturday April 17th 2021  ‘Empty Homes Day of Action’ Including rally 11am to 12pm. We are joining with Action on Empty Homes for an  on  Saturday 17th April. Details here: http://www.axethehousingact.org.uk/uncategorized/empty-homes-day-of-action-saturday-april-17th-2021/