Category BHA Actions

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 […]

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 […]

Brent residents take to the street! Anger at racist local lettings agencies overflows into Willesden High Road.

As Shadow Communities Secretary Hilary Benn called for an “urgent” investigation into the illegal and discriminatory rental policies of certain London letting agencies by writing to the Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission yesterday[1], the residents of Brent took more immediate direct action against the racists in their community. They paraded their anger […]

Demonstration against racist practices in Willesden Lettings Agencies: Tuesday 15th October 2013

Racist letting agents and landlords STILL exist in Brent: the BBC’s “Inside Out” programme has uncovered ten lettings agencies in North-West London who are prepared to illegally discriminate against prospective African-Caribbean tenants at the request of the property owner. Two of these e agents, National Estate Agents and A-Z Property Services are located in the […]

An Open Letter to Brent Landlords

Brent Housing Action c/o Brent Trades Hall 375 High Road, NW10 2JR 7th July 2013 Cllr Mclennan and Director of housing at Brent Council, Brent Housing Partnership, Genesis Housing Group, Catalyst Housing, Network Stadium Housing Group Metropolitan Housing Trust, Paradigm Housing, Innisfree Housing, Origin, London Strategic   Dear All   RE: Some requirements from […]

BHA at Gladstonebury

Today we entertained the masses at the stall we shared with Brent Fightback at Gladstonebury festival in Gladstone Park, with ‘pelt the politician’ – a great opportunity to dress up in silly masks and get hit by sponges… The joy of hitting Osborne in the face with something watery also tempted a number of people […]

National Day of Action Against the Bedroom Tax and Austerity

All across the country, people will be protesting in their towns and cities on the 1st of June, calling for local councils, housing providers and the Government to axe the bedroom tax. As part of the day of action, Brent Housing Action invite you to a street meeting – our chance to speak out against the […]

Meeting Chalkhill

A few of us went up to Chalkhill Estate today to meet some residents and see what they think about the current benefit cuts. Unsurprisingly, most of the people we met – and we met *a lot* – were angry or worried about all the changes, and a sizeable number of people had already been […]

BHA meeting minutes 07.05.13

Minutes of Brent Housing Action meeting, 7 May 2013 Carolyn (Camden resident and member of KUWG) outlined her problems in dealing with Camden council. Her son is doing a 3 year apprenticeship in Portsmouth and she is being made liable for bedroom tax. Apprenticeships should be treated the same as students and be exempt. Advised […]

BHA meeting minutes 21.05.13

BHA meeting:  21.05.13 Report back from benefits justice summit Pat: – 350 people attended the event, from 37 different local anti-bedroom tax groups and local campaigns, at Westminster central hall. MP John McDonnell summed up the mood – people just can’t take any more. Stories were shared – such as that of Stephanie Bottrill, who […]