Author Archives: brenthousingaction

Hello again!

Firstly apologies to all our followers for the rather long hiatus we’ve taken from the blog. We’ve been somewhat busy this year: some of our activists have found new jobs, some have focussed on other urgent local campaigns while others were sadly socially cleansed from the borough due to the on-going regeneration projects making truly […]

Engaging with Brent Community Housing?

Braving the erratic weather conditions, ten of the residents currently faced with eventual eviction from the Barham Park Estate were joined by twenty housing activists and anti-poverty campaigners to protest against the premature Notice To Quit orders issued by BCH. Armed only with flyers, banners and a megaphone the protestors assembled on the roundabout at […]

“We will not be moved!” Barham Park demo, Monday 11th August 2014, 5pm.

Tomorrow, Monday 11th August, marks the due date for the first tranche of households to leave the Barham Park Estate under the premature Notice to Quit orders issued by Brent Community Housing (BCH). It also marks the two week anniversary of the initial meeting between Senior Council Officers and BCH to negotiate an extension of […]

Barham Park Estate Regeneration Petition; please sign up today!

Forty-two addresses on the Barham Park Estate have recently been served with unnecessary “Notice to Quit” orders. All the properties are one- and three-bedroom short-let flats subcontracted from Brent Housing Partnership by the registered social landlord Brent Community Housing as part of the Phase 3 regeneration plan for the Estate. The landlord is expecting the […]

South Kilburn Estate residents have “had enough” of Brent’s regeneration plans

Last night the Alpha, Gorefield and Canterbury Tenants and Residents’ Association passed the following motion at their Annual General Meeting: We’ve had enough!  Motion to the AGM of Alpha, Gorefield & Canterbury TRA This meeting notes that regeneration was sold to residents of South Kilburn on the basis that it would provide improved housing and […]

Brent’s Private Rental Sector Licensing Consultation closes tomorrow!

If you haven’t completed Brent’s heavily advertised Private Rental Sector Consultation Questionnaire yet, you now only have until midday tomorrow, 10th March 2014 to do so. If you’re renting in the private sector, a private landlord, or have a property or business in Willesden Green, Harlesden or Wembley Central you really do need to read […]

Are international financiers dominating the regeneration schemes in Brent?

Members of Brent Housing Action will today be joining housing activists from across London to demonstrate against the carving up of our city by international financiers and developers at the MIPIM gathering in Cannes next week. MIPIM is the world’s biggest property fair, where our cities and our land are up for sale. It takes […]

Stop Brent Council Taxing Benefits Claimants! Demonstration against Brent’s proposed Council Tax Support policy at 6:30pm Monday 20th January 2014 at Brent Civic Centre.

In the current edition of “Brent North matters” Councillor Mohammed Butt, Labour Leader of Brent issued the following statement: “I know how difficult it is at the moment which is why we have taken action to help residents’ financial pressures. We have frozen council tax for this year, as well as for the past three […]

Brent Activists head off to Hammer Smith! The UK’s first anti-Universal Credit demo?

Yesterday the DWP revealed just how far in denial they have become over Clown Prince of Cock-Ups  Iain Duncan Smith’s failing Universal Credit scheme. Despite IDS and his Centre for Social Justice cronies having first announced this project in 2009, it is becoming increasingly obvious that they have no clue of of how to administer […]

Racist Jokes: why we will be protesting outside National Estate Agents and A-Z Property Services on Willesden High Road again at 11:30am, Saturday 26th October

While anti-racist campaigners that had taken part in the demonstration against the two local lettings agencies exposed for illegal racist practices by the BBC[1] prepared their next moves, A-Z Property Services tried to reclaim some credibility in the community by issuing a series of statements via the Kilburn Times[2].     To suggest these claims […]