Author Archives: leedshandsoffourhomes

No to above inflation social housing rent rises

Originally posted on Swindon Tenants Campaign Group:
The government is consulting on their proposal for ‘social housing’ rents from 2020. They are proposing at least five years of above inflation increases; CPI + 1%. Below is Swindon Tenants Campaign Group’s submission to the consultation which opposes above inflation increases. The deadline for comments is November…

Update: LS26, housing developments and housing safety

Save Our Homes LS26 The group at Oulton who have been campaigning against a proposal by their landlord Pemberstone (Oulton Properties) Ltd who wish to obtain planning permission to demolish the homes of 70 families and replace them with 71 new properties for sale at prices way beyond the financial reach of the current tenants, […]

Justice for Grenfell! Remember the dead – fight for the living!

On Thursday 14th June, tenants, campaigners, trade unionists and others gathered in Victoria Gardens in Leeds in a solidarity vigil and protest to mark the one-year anniversary of the fire at Grenfell Tower. It was a sombre and moving occasion, marked both by grief for the survivors, the bereaved and the dispossessed, but also by […]

Grenfell Solidarity Vigil and Protest

Justice for Grenfell Solidarity Vigil and Protest Thursday June 14th, 5 – 6pm Assemble Victoria Gardens (in front of Leeds Art Gallery) On 14th June 2017 a fire tore through Grenfell Tower, a 24 storey council block in West London, home to over 400, mostly poor, tenants. At least 72 people died and over 70 […]

Updating Hands Off Our Homes contact list – please subscribe to stay in touch

Hands Off Our Homes is updating its contact list, and we need your help. We know we have a lot of people on the list who may have left Leeds, or may simply have joined our contact list and never got round to opening our emails. We don’t want to annoy anyone, and we want […]

Leeds Labour councillors make cut to school transport for vulnerable young people. Unite Community says think again

Members of DEAL LEEDS who are opposing cuts to their children’s school transport Labour-controlled Leeds City Council has decided to cut universal school transport provision for post-16 year old young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The cut will be implemented from this September. Unite Community is deeply concerned about this decision and…

LS26 Save Our Homes motion to Trade Union and Party branches

LS26 Save Our Homes has produced a model motion that people can present to their Trade Union branches, at their Labour Party branch or constituency meetings, and indeed at any other forum where group policy is decided.   “This Branch notes with concern the proposals by Pemberstone Ltd to develop the Wordsworth and Sugar Hill […]

LS26 Save Our Homes

The remainder of an estate of former mining properties is under threat in Oulton on the outskirts of Leeds. The tenants had an A5 flyer pushed through their doors before Christmas informing them that the current Landlord, Pemberstone Ltd, was applying to the council for planning permission to demolish all 70 remaining homes and to […]

Labour’s consultation on social housing policy – please respond!

The Labour Party is conducting a review of its policy for social housing, and has put out a call for evidence. The deadline for responses is 31st January, and responses must be sent We have published the text of the Review as a separate page here You may also like to read this detailed constructive critique […]

Sat 2nd Dec action against Universal Credit roll-out

  Saturday 2nd December has been called as a day of action against Universal Credit by anti-austerity groups around the country, including Unite Community, People’s Assembly, Disabled People Against Cuts, Mental health Resistance Network and many independent campaign groups like Hands Off Our Homes. Hands Off Our Homes will be supporting this with our own stalls […]